Mon, 17 Jan 2022 Today's Paper

Flood minimising projects worth Rs.2.8bn to be implemented this year

31 March 2021 09:29 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval for Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation (SLLDC) to implement identified flood minimising projects worth of Rs 2.8 billion in risk-prone Colombo and its suburbs as well as in other areas in the country during the year.


Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday in his capacity as the Minister of Urban Development and Housing sought approval for the projects identified by SLLDC.


The main purpose of these projects was to ensure environmentally sustainable urbanization in the country. 

According to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), floods are currently the largest contributor to Sri Lanka’s average annual losses from disasters of approximately US$ 140 million per year.


By 2030, these figures are projected to increase upto US$338 million affecting 26,000 people per annum due to development activities and climate change.

 

 

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 0

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.