- Government’s target is to complete the construction of 17,311.27 km in 12,336 roads by the end of second quarter of this year
Chief Government Whip and Highways Minister Johnston Fernando yesterday said a number of road development projects have been commenced in keeping with the deadline to complete them by the end of
Government’s target is to complete the construction of 17,311.27 km in 12,336 roads by the end of second quarter of this year according to the minister.
“These projects are in line with the programme developing 100,000 km of rural roads under the Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour programme of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The work has been commenced with the target of completing development of 25,000 km of roads by the end of this year, the minister said.
He said under the project rural roads linking to the main arterial roads would be developed to ease their connection to the expressways and alternative routes that help reaching cities would also be developed. The project is planned so meticulously to prevent any damage to the environment.
The project has also been planned to employ the highest standards to ensure their sustenance and durability and benefit for the road users, the minister said.