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Bund to prevent intrusion of sea water into the North

Jul 15, 2011 12:24:57 PM - itnnews.lk

A security bund will be constructed to prevent the flow of sea water to agricultural lands in the North.

The Economic Development Ministry has taken the initiative of building this security bund to prevent the intrusion of sea water into agricultural lands under the Government’s programme of enriching the lives of civilians in the North. Under the first stage the bund will be built from Arali to Punnalai. The launch of work took place under the patronage of Minister Basil Rajapaksa. It will cost more than 28 million rupees. The Nelship Project operative under the Economic Development Ministry will be providing the required grants. Minister Douglas Devananda and Northern Governor G.A. Chandrasiri were among those present at the inauguration of the construction work.