Community Support

ADB will help restore basic social infrastructure and community services in conflict-affected northern and eastern regions of Sri Lanka, through a US$10 million loan approved Tuesday. rn
In support of existing rehabilitation and relief efforts under ADBs North East Community Restoration Development (NECORD) project, this extension project will address basic needs in health, education, agriculture, community, and income generation. rn

rnOver the last two decades, the project area has served as a battleground of ethnic and communal tensions that has led to the destruction of properties and the erosion of human capacity.rn

rn”For a return to normal life, social services must be restored, destroyed infrastructure must be rebuilt, and access to job opportunities must be made available,” says Robert Gordon Rinker, a Portfolio Management Specialist in ADBs Resident Mission in Sri Lanka. rn

rnThe project will focus on medium scale works to bridge community development with broader district-level improvem