Published on Thursday, 07 February 2013 17:08
01. US$ 85 M from ADB for Integrated Urban Development Project for Trincomalee –
The overall objective of the Integrated Urban Development Project is to improve planning and for the delivery of priority infrastructure and local services in the Trincomalee Urban Development area. The project will also encourage private sector investment and operation through promotion programmes. Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to fund this Integrated Urban Development Project for Trincomalee and the total project cost is expected to be US$ 85 million.
On the above proposal made by the President, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence and Urban Development, Cabinet approval was granted for the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development to conduct a feasibility study on this matter and submit a detailed project report.
02.Establishment of three Maga Neguma Companies under the Road Development Authority –
the proposal made by the President, in his capacity as the Minister of Ports and Highways, for the establishment of three Companies under the Road Development Authority (RDA) as follows, was approved by the Cabinet:
* Maga Neguma Construction Equipment Company (Pvt) Limited
- to provide construction equipment and machinery to those engaged in the Road Sector Development, on recovery of hire charges; and
- to undertake and complete road construction works not exceeding Rs.l00 million awarded by the RDA.
* Maga Neguma Emulsion Production Company (Pvt) Limited:
- to undertake manufacture of Emulsion, Pre-mix etc. and to supply same for road sector development works.
* Maga Neguma Consultancy and Management Company (Pvt)
- to provide consultancy services for the preparation of Bills of Quantities, project proposals etc.
03. Regulations on Control and Monitoring of Refuse Tea, Reclaimed Tea, Absolute Refuse, Grade Broken Mixed Fanning (BMF) and Tea Waste and Regulations on Control and Monitoring of Handling and Dealing of Bin Teas
- refuse tea is a by-product resulted in the process of converting green leaf into made tea. On the above proposal made by Mr. Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Plantation Industries, to draft regulations for the above purpose to prevent malpractices, Cabinet approval was granted to refer the matter to the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Legislation chaired by Mr. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy, for its recommendations.
04.Refurbishment of Elections Secretariat Building at Rajagiriya -
the proposal made by H.E. the President to effect structural additions to the Elections Secretariat at a total cost of Rs.42.54 million, to provide better facilities, and to entrust the work to the Department of Buildings, was approved by the Cabinet.
05.Strengthening the Primary Health Care Services System in Hambantota District
- the proposal made by Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Health, to construct 50 Primary Healthcare Service Centres in the Hambantota District and as the first stage of the project, to construct 05 Centres at Beliatta, Tissamaharama, Walasmulla, Sooriyawewa and Hambantota Divisional Secretariat Divisions at a cost of Rs.76 million, and thereafter to extend this programme to cover all parts of the country, was approved.
06.Award of contract for rehabilitation of Hamilton Canal, Negombo to the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation
- rehabilitation of 8.7 km of the Hamilton Canal from Ma-Oya to Negombo Lagoon has been successfully carried out by the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation and the work is nearing completion. The Department of Town and Country Planning of the University of Moratuwa has prepared a development plan pertaining to the balance 14 km section of the Hamilton Canal from Negombo Lagoon to Kelani Ganga Estuary (Hekiththa) with the objective of improving the livelihood of the people living in the area and also for tourism promotion. The proposal made by Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development, to entrust the work to the Land Reclamation and Development Corporation, was approved by the Cabinet.
07.Repeal of the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration Act, No.9 of 1982 and drafting of a new Bill for the purpose
- the proposal made by Mr. W.D.J. Seneviratne, Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs, to instruct the Legal Draftsman to draft legislation to repeal the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration Act, No.9 of 1982 and to draft a new Bill incorporating all necessary amendments, was approved by the Cabinet.