Sri Lanka govt to rehabilitate 3,400 km of rural access roads

Aug 03, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Cabinet has given the go ahead to rehabilitate 3,400 km of rural access roads and 340 km of national roads in four provinces.

This will be done under the second phase of the Integrated Road Investment Program and selected roads in the North, East, Uva and Western provinces will be developed, a cabinet statement said.

The program, which commenced in 2014, aims to develop connectivity between rural communities and socioeconomic centres in Sri Lanka by improving the condition of access roads.

Work on the first stage of the program is underway in the Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa, North Western and Western provinces.

The proposal was made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to commence discussions with the Asian Development Bank for a loan facility and to sign the necessary agreements.