The government’s programme to construct 100,000 kilometres of rural roads will be completed by 2024.

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The government’s programme to construct 100,000 kilometres of rural roads will be completed on the year 2024. This program is being implemented under the guidance of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Every citizen in the country should be able to make their transportation needs in a comfortable and safe manner. The president instructs the officials to build new bridges instead of temporary and unsafe cable bridges and foot bridges. Construction works of 800 kilometres of rural roads have begun during the past few months and 400 kilometres out of it have already completed. The president made these remarks while addressing a meeting held to discuss the future plans of the State Ministry of Rural Roads and Other Infrastructure in the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. The responsibility of supplying sand, soil and metal for road constructions will be vested with the District Secretaries. 2 million saplings will be planted roadsides. The president emphasized that the service of the sub contactors should not be taken at this project. The president also noted that vehicles should not be allowed to park their vehicles at the pavements in the main roads. All housing complexes, supermarkets, and commercial buildings must provide parking facilities when constructing their buildings.

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