Elevated expressway to Kelaniya New Bridge via Rajagiriya
Cabinet approval has been granted to a proposal presented by Minister of Highways to Requests For Proposals (RFP) for the construction of elevated expressway to Kelaniya New Bridge via Rajagiriya connecting Outer Circular Highway at Athurugiriya.
The project will be implemented with 100 percent foreign funding under Build, Operate, Transfer Scheme (BOT).
Govt. to increase daily wage of estate workers to Rs. 1000
The Cabinet has approved to take necessary steps to increase the daily wage of estate workers to Rs. 1000.
The budget proposals presented to the Parliament in November 2020 suggested a daily wage of Rs. 1,000/- for the estate sector.
Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the resolution presented by the Minister of Labour for taking necessary steps to increase the employee wages of the estate sector up to Rs. 1,000/- across wages control boards so that the budget proposal could be implemented.
Cabinet nod to set up industrial estate in Katunayake zone
The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to set up an industrial estate using 100 acres of government land in the Katana Divisional Secretariat. This project will facilitate the commencement of industries such as rubber, plastics, pharmaceutical and allied products, electrical and electronic appliances, packaging, value-added agro products and recycling industries with a focus on apparel and allied products.