- Published on Tuesday, 17 July 2012 15:07
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The Government has allocated over Rs 54,837 million for development activities in the Batticaloa District from 2008 to 2012.
According to the Deputy Ministers V Muralitharan and M.L. A. M.Hizbullah, Rs 4,679 million has been allocated for agriculture while Rs 266 million for industries, tourism and trade. The allocation for human settlement is Rs 14,391 million which has been allocated for resettling displaced persons and for infrastructure development activities of resettled people.
The allocation for economic infrastructure development is Rs 128 million and for transport Rs 32,045 million. Allocation for social infrastructure is Rs 2,362 million while Rs 353 million was allocated on strengthening of administration in the District. Besides, Rs 611 million has been allocated for livelihood activities.
Addressing a media seminar organized by the Government Information Department on ‘The role of provincial journalists for district development", the Deputy Ministers said that the total allocation of Rs 54,837 million is being utilized for infrastructure development in the district, including road development, electrification projects, agrarian services, improving health facilities and communication infrastructure activities.
In addition, funds are allocated for housing programmes, irrigation, fishing education, health, co-operative, transport, postal and other activities. “People in the Batticaloa District are immensely benefited by these projects. All ongoing projects will be completed by the end of the year,” the Deputy Ministers noted.
Deputy Minister of Co-operatives & Internal Trade Basheer Segu Dawood, Batticaloa District Secretary Ms.P.S.M.Charles, Additional Director General of Government Information Department Chandrapala Liyanage and Director Media Centre for National Development Ariya Rubasinghe also spoke at the Seminar.