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    Prompt solutions for issues occurred due to Uma Oya Project

    July 19, 2017

    The Cabinet of Ministers yesterday approved a proposal made by Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, Chairman of the Cabinet Subcommittee, to implement several recommendations to provide relief to the affected people of Uma Oya project.


    This Cabinet subcommittee was appointed at the cabinet meeting held on 27.06.2017 to present a report on difficulties faced by residents due to the Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project.

     


    Accordingly, following recommendations will be implemented with immediate effect to provide relief to the affected people.

     

    •     Construction of six large-scale underground wells in suitable places after conducting a proper study.

     

    •     Implementation of a special program to provide water tanks for persons who has not yet received water tanks within next two weeks.

     

    •     Transferring of 20 Tractor bowers of the ministry of Home Affairs to Badulla District Secretary for strengthening the water distribution process.

     

    •     Accelerate the process of paying compensation for damaged properties.

     

    •     Improve the efficiency of the National Building Research Institute by establishing a special unit.

     

    •     Provide Rs.100 million to the provincial council for rehabilitation of rural roads in affected areas.

     

    •     Strengthening the Jana Sahana Secretariat, which was established to provide relief.

     

    •     Review the progress of relief operation fortnightly and monthly

     

    •     Allocation of funds by budget 2018, to accelerate the Constructions of proposed water supply scheme in Bandarawela

     

    •     Release of allocations of Rs.100 million for reconstruction of affected small reservoirs.

     

    •     Grant the ownership of Lands identified for resettlement to relevant families through Bandarawela Divisional Secretary with immediate effect

     

    •     Provide additional Financial allocations required to rehabilitate affected schools

     

    •     Granting of a two year Concessionary period for payment of housing and agricultural loan installments

     

    •     Implement a special alternative livelihood Development plan in affected areas

     

    •     Sealing of the water leaking in the tunnel by the Iranian Company

     

    •     Re Consideration of future excavation of the project only on recommendations made by International Experts and a Domestic Committee of expert.

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