Calling Rural Folk

Plans to set up the fund are included under the new National Communications Policy that will replace the National Telecommunications Policy.rn

rnSpeaking at Wednesday
quote s seminar on Infrastructure Policy Reforms organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Director Palitha Gunawardene says more high level planning is required to see the fund materialising shortly along with a project implementation strategy. rn

rnThe fund will support telecommunication projects in rural areas giving subsidies to makeup for operators working in uneconomic circumstances and possibly fund common infrastructure in these areas. rn

rnOfficials at the seminar say the need for a fund was fueled by statistics that show that around 70 per cent of the countries communication infrastructure concentrated in the western province.rn

rnMass Communications Ministry Secretary, Kumar Abeyasinghe say that the government
quote s plans to develop the country by splitting it into five econ