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Government and UN committed to strengthen joint development work

Apr 1, 2010 3:36:24 PM - thecolombotimes.com

Dr. P.B. Jayasundara, Secretary, Ministry of Finance, speaking at the recent annual joint review of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), stated that the Sri Lanka has moved to a middle income country and, expected to grow at a higher rate and to double the per capita income within the next five years. He further outlined the development strategies and expectations of the government to become one of the fastest growing economies in the world by strengthening home-grown model, developing infrastructure facilities and reducing regional disparities. Dr. Jaysundera underscored the importance of the UN system in assisting Government with post conflict development, including support to home-grown approaches, through the UNDAF.