(CPV) -ADB has approved an USD800 million loan facility to fund rural and national road upgrades in six provinces in Sri Lanka that will significantly improve access of remote communities to markets, services, and jobs. "Providing all-weather road access to towns and villages in rural areas will bring greater development and prosperity that will underpin stronger economic growth in Sri Lanka in coming years and decades," said Chen Chen, an ADB Senior Transport Specialist. The Integrated Road Investment Program, or so-called "iRoad" in Sri Lanka, will upgrade about 2,200 kilometers of rural access roads, and rehabilitate and maintain about 400 kilometers of national roads under five projects in the Southern Province, Sabaragamuwa Province and the Kalutara District of Western Province, Central Province, North Central Province and the North Western province. It will also provide training and support to help national, provincial, and local agencies manage the road network more … [Read more...] about USD800 million facility to help Sri Lanka tackle poor rural road links
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Government In Action (10-07-2006) Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has: Tax avoidance pact with Sri Lanka approved ... approved the agreement between the governments of Viet Nam and Sri Lanka on double taxation avoidance and tax evasion prevention to taxes imposed on income that was signed in Ha Noi on October 26, 2005. The PM also gave approval to similar agreements between Viet Nam and Egypt and Viet Nam and the Seychelles, signed respectively in Cairo on March 6, 2006 and in Ha Noi on October 4, 2005. Decisions 152/2006/QD-TTg, 155/2006/QD-TTg and 157/2006/QD-TTg dated June 30, 2006. Drugs, food and cosmetics under control ... endorsed the project to boost State management of drugs, food safety and hygiene and cosmetics between 2006 and 2015 in order to meet requirements for human health protection, care and improvement and international integration. Under the project, three international-standard centres will be set up to test drugs and evaluate their effects in Ha Noi, Da Nang and … [Read more...] about Tax avoidance pact with Sri Lanka approved
During visit and working of the delegation of the Sri Lankan government officials at Quang Nam, on 30/5, the delegation arrived courtesy visit PPC of Quang Nam province. Vice Chairman Dinh Van Thu and leaders of departments and agencies of the province welcome the delegation During this visit, the delegation of government officials Sri Lanka will find out the exchange of experience about management and implement projects improve environment urban of Central - Tam Ky Subproject by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fund and visited some model outstanding projects in Tam Ky city. Representative of Sri Lanka delegation said that between Quang Nam and Sri Lanka have similarities with each other about infrastructure, Sri Lanka also introduced about environmental improvement project by ADB funded in the local of Sri Lanka. The delegation wanted leaders of Quang Nam province's share experience in management, project management, stage clearance and resettlement for the people. … [Read more...] about Government officials Delegation of Sri Lanka visited and worked in Quang Nam.
Sri Lanka emerges strong after tsunami disaster (04-02-2005) On the occasion of Sri Lanka's National Day, February 4, the country's Ambassador to Viet Nam, Musthafa M Jaffeer, shared his thoughts with Viet Nam News. This year's National Day is a solemn occasion for all Sri Lankans as we are slowly recovering from the biggest catastrophe experienced in our country's 2500-year history. The tsunami that struck the Sri Lankan coastline on December 26 left behind extensive physical scars and painful memories for our people. The destructive waves claimed the lives of more than 31,000 people and made around a million homeless in Sri Lanka. The damage caused to the national economy runs into the many billions of US dollars while the damage to two-thirds of our country's beautiful coastline is immense. The wrath of nature on such a ferocious scale caught us by surprise. However, the Sri Lankan people were quickly able to mobilise all national resources to face the calamity effectively. The … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka emerges strong after tsunami disaster
A roadside bomb tore through a Sri Lankan bus killing 26 people and wounding dozens on Wednesday, officials said, as a six-year ceasefire between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels formally expires. The Ministry of Defence said a large number of schoolchildren were on the bus at the time of the blast in the central district of Moneragala, around 150 miles east of the capital Colombo. Hospital staff transport a victim of a bus explosion for treatment at a hospital in Buttala, 150 miles southeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka bus blast kills 26 as truce scrapped