Netherlands to provide Euro 52.1m to construct bridges | Sunday Observer

Netherlands to provide Euro 52.1m to construct bridges

Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, S. R. Attygalle signed the agreement last week.
Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, S. R. Attygalle signed the agreement last week.

The Rabobank of the Netherlands has agreed to provide Euro 52.1 million to construct approximately 250 steel bridges islandwide especially in the rural areas. Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, S. R. Attygalle signed the agreement at the Ministry of Finance last week.

The Government has accorded high priority for connectivity improvement within the country to provide the full benefits of mainstream development activities to remote villages. The Government plans to construct 4,000 bridges in rural areas to establish connectivity for transportation.

A large number of villages will be connected with transport facilities through this project which in turn will facilitate easy access to market, education and healthcare facilities to villagers. This project will be implemented by the Ministry of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports. 

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