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    Decisions taken by Cabinet of Ministers on 13.08.2019 Featured

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    1. Promotion of drying technology among paddy farmers for utilization of earning potentiality Doc 101. Promotion of drying technology among paddy farmers for utilization of earning potentiality Doc 10The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by H.E. the President, upon the request of Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution to provide 2MT Mobile Drier worth Rs. 3 million excluding taxes and 06 MT fixed drier worth Rs.06 million excluding taxes , to 05 Farmer Organizations in Polonnaruwa as selected by the Department of Agrarian Services with the assistance of All Island Paddy Millers Association with a mechanism to recover the cost incurred by the government.

    2. Conservation of existing mangrove lands and rehabilitation of state owned mangroves abandoned after being used for activities such as shrimp farming and salt pans. Doc 11The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Minister of Environment and Mahaweli Development to implement special programs to increase existing mangroves by 10,000 hectares and other related suggestions

    .3. Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of Kingdom of Cambodia on Cooperation in Tourism Industry Doc 16The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs to enter into an Memorandum of Understanding between Sri Lanka Government and the Kingdom of Cambodia on Tourism Cooperation

    .4. Introducing a Licensing System for Electronic Technicians Doc 19The Cabinet of Ministers approved the Combine proposal presented by Hon. Minister of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development and Youth Affairs and the Minister of Housing, Constructions and Cultural Affairs to implement a licensing system for electronic technicians from August 2019, empower Public Utilities Commission and Construction Industry Development Institute to implement this process and appoint “the Committee on Enforcement and Review of Electronic Technician Licensing System”.

    5. Vote on Account - 2020 Doc 20The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Minister of Finance to postpone the budget for the year 2020 and prepare Vote on Account for the first four months 2020 and obtain parliamentary approval.

    6. Finance Bill 2019 Doc 21The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Minister of Finance topresent the finance bill prepared for revising the Finance Act No. 35 of 2018 to amend thedefinition of term ‘Motor Vehicle’ and to impose 3.5% foreign trade Tax on payments madeoutside Sri Lanka.

    7. Project of widening Flight Kitchen of Sri Lankan Catering Ltd. Doc. 22The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Minister of Finance toimplement the project designed for widening Flight kitchen estimated as Rs. 250 million.

    8. Grant agreements to be made with foreign institutions by University of Peradeniya,University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, University of Colombo, and University of KelaniyaDoc. 23The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Minister of City Planning,Water Supply and Higher Education, to authorize Vice Chancellors of each university to enterinto relevant agreements.

    9. Incorporation of Ceylon Psychological Association Doc 25Member of Parliament Mr. Thilanga Sumahtipala has presented a private Member’s Bill forincorporation of Ceylon Psychological Association. The Cabinet of Ministers approved theproposal presented by Hon. Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to presentthe proposed bill prepared by the legal draftsman to the parliament and to gazette the same inall three languages.

    10. Fortify the most commonly used main diet with iron and folic acid in order to reduce anemiaand related problems Doc 26The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Minister of Health, Nutritionand Indigenous Medicine to implement the recommendations of committee appointed forimplementing a program to fortify main diets including rice and Wheat Flour

    11. The 17th Steering Committee Meeting and conference of the International Network on Waterand Ecosystems in Paddy Fields Doc 39The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Minister of Agriculture,Rural Economic Affairs, Irrigation & Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development to host the17th Steering Committee Meeting and conference of the International Network on Water andEcosystems in Paddy Fields in November 2020, in Colombo.

    12. Importation of additional maize requirements for animal feed Doc 40The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Minister of Agriculture,Rural Economic Affairs, Irrigation & Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development to import50,000 MT of Maize by the National Food Promotion Board for distribution on demand,secondly To permit the registered animal feed manufacturers and poultry traders to import theremaining requirement of Maize before January 31, 2020 and to impose a special commoditylevy of Rs. 10 per 1 Kg of Maize.

    13. Construction of New Buildings for Branch offices of National Transport Medical InstituteDoc 44The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Minister of Transport andCivil Aviation to construct permanent buildings for Gampaha and Kandy Branches andPrefabricated buildings for Verahera, Kurunegala and Anuradhapura Branches using the funds ofNational Transport Medical Institute and formal procurement systems.

    14. Construction of Morogolla Hydropower station Under the of Green Power Development andEnergy Efficiency Improvement Investment Program Doc 65The cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon Minister of Power, Energyand Business Development to award Lot A2 Major Civil Activities Tender of the construction ofMoragolla Hydropower Station to China Gezhouba Group Co. Ltd. of Tower F, OceanInternational Center, 208, Ciyunsi Beijing, China.

    15. Fertilizer Procurement 2019 (September) Doc 67The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Minister of Agriculture, RuralEconomic Affairs, Irrigation and Fisheries & Rural Economic Affairs to obtain covering approvalfor purchasing fertilizer requirements for September 2019.

    16. Awarding Civil work Contract for the project to construct port access Road on pillars Fundedby the Asian Development Bank. Doc 68The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by on Minister of Highways, RoadDevelopment and Petroleum Resources Development to award this contract to China CivilEngineering Construction Corporation, Hubei Provincial Road and Bridge Group Co. Ltd andHenan Provincial Institute of Communications Planning and Design Institute Co Ltd JV.

    17. Printing School Text Books to be free distributed 2020 Doc 73The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hon. Minister of Education toprint 33.712. 100 copies of school text books through 29 selected Printing Institutions usingRs.3. 982,299,535.00 enabling to distribute before November 30, 2019.

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