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01.Safe drinking water for the people living in Anuradhapura North area, with loan facilities amounting Sri Lankan Rs.7,458 million from Japanese Govt
On the proposal made by H.E. the President, to construct a Water Supply Scheme to provide safe drinking water for the people living in Anuradhapura North area, with loan facilities amounting to Japanese Yen 5,166 million (approximately Rs.7,458 million) to be provided by the Government of Japan, was approved by the Cabinet.
It is intended to cover Medawachchiya and Rambewa Divisional Secretariat divisions in the Anuradhapura District in the first instance, and to implement the design stage of the Wahalkada Water Supply Scheme.
In Anuradhapura District, 85 percent of the population living in rural areas is depend on the sources of unsafe ground water which contains high fluoride and hardness for their drinking and other requirements because of lack of enough water supply facility. It is intend to enter into a Loan agreement with the JICA for the above purpose.
02.Amendment to the Tertiary and Vocational Education Act
On the proposal made by Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma, Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development, to make necessary amendments to the Tertiary and Vocational Education Act was approved by the Cabinet.
Many changes have taken place in the field of Tertiary and Vocational Education during the last two decades
TVEC as the regulatory body in the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector, these changes and developments have to be incorporated to the existing Tertiary and Vocational Education Act
Accordingly, the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers is sought to submit the Draft bill of Tertiary and Vocational Education Act No: 20 of 1990 to the Legal Draftsman.
03.Housing project proposed to be constructed for the Legal Officers of the Attorney General's Department
On the proposal made by Hon. Wimal Weerawansa, Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities, for the National Housing Development Authority to construct a storied building consisting of 55 Housing Units was approved by the Cabinet.
Arrangements have been made for financial allocations for this housing project to be made totally by the recommended legal officers of the Association.
It has been decided to offer a concession of 50% of the current value of the land in which the houses are proposed to be constructed for the members of the Legal Officers Association of the Attorney General’s Department. The total cost is Rs. 1125 million.
04. Third Stage of the Outer Circular Highway (OCH) to be awarded to a Chinese firm
The proposal made by H.E. the President, in his capacity as the Minister of Ports and Highways, to award the above contract to Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd, of the peoples Republic of China at a contract price of Sri Lankan Ruppes 66.69 Billion as recommended by the Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee, was approved by the Cabinet.
The total length of the project is 29.22 Km and is planned to be constructed in there phases. The phase I and II from Kottawa-Kaduwela (11.0 km) and Kaduwela-Kadawatha (8.9km) are under construction with funding assistance from JICA will be completed in the 3rd quarter of this year and first quarter of 2015 respectively. The third phase from Kadawatha to Kerawalapitiya as approved by the Cabinet today will be on Turnkey basis with funding from China EXIM Bank.