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Work on irrigation projects in Northwestern Province nearing completion

Jul 3, 2011 12:21:10 PM - itnnews.lk

Construction work on projects which would help irrigate the Northwestern Province is nearing completion. The granting of compensation for those who are losing their house and property will be expedited.

Many irrigation projects are under implementation within the Kurunegala and Puttalam Districts. The development projects are being mooted in parallel to the Deduru Oya Scheme. Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva instructed the officials concerned to expedite the payment of compensation to families who are being evicted as a result of these projects. The resettlement of the displaced families is also progressing satisfactorily.

These details surfaced at meeting which reviewed progress of work on the irrigation projects within the Galgamuwa and Yapahuwa electorates. The meeting was held with the participation of Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva and S.B. Nawinna. Addressing the meeting Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the strength injected to the national economy from the Northwestern Province will further increase with the completion of work on these development projects.