North bagged large development funds in last 3-years

North bagged large development funds in last 3-years

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) – The Government has allocated increasingly bigger volumes of funds for Northern Provincial development in the last 3-years.

“This Government has allocated massive funds for the development of Northern Province and more projects are to be launched,” said the Minister of Industry, Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperative Development, Skills Development and Vocational Training and Vanni District Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen on Thursday (15).

Minister Bathiudeen was addressing the ceremonial opening of a new hospital wing in Vavuniya on 15 August. The new health facility was unveiled by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who was joined by Ministers Bathiudeen and Rajitha Senaratne. Minister Bathiudeen’s announcement comes ahead of an Economic Development Analysis of the North, commissioned by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in the first quarter of 2019.

“Massive development work has been taking place in the Northern Province in the last 4-years. Prime Minister’s National Policies and Economic Affairs Ministry,” said Minister Bathiudeen and added, “On behalf of the people of North, I thank Prime Minister for his support to the Northern Province. Health, education and housing have been the key sectors that showed great improvement in this Province in the last 4-years. Many new school buildings too have now been completed in this Province and they are ready for opening. Both Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and Health Minister Senaratne are regular visitors to North and I thank them for their interest towards the well-being of Northern people.”

The Framework for Economic Development Master Plan for the long term growth and development of the Northern Province was launched in February 2019 by the Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera.