The Rural Road Network will be developed with the intention of upgrading the living standards of the people.
A project is being planned in the Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Trincomale and Batticaloa Districts. About 250 kilometers of the rural road network has been ear marked for improvement. The Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils hopes to seek the labour contribution of the rural fraternity. About 900 will be given self-employment training under this programme. Skilled workers will be deployed for the maintenance of the roads. The Ministry said about 250 have already been selected for this purpose.