Japanese IDI team to assess urgent needs of the North-East
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 26 February 2003, 16:26 GMT]
A nine-member delegation of the Infrastructure Development Institute (IDI)
of Japan will visit Sri Lanka on a fact-finding mission to assess the conditions of roads, water supply and sanitation, and flood control in the North-East province from February 28 to March 6. The delegation will comprise Messrs. M.Yabe, T.Matsunaga, H.Sadamura, K.Hasegawa, T.Sakai, Yamana, R.Lizuka, I.I.Seto and A.Morikawa, sources said.
The IDI of Japan, an organization authorized by the Japanese
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, has sent the delegation, the sources said.
The IDI delegation is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka Wednesday via Singapore. On the first leg of their visit, the team members are scheduled to meet with the Secretary of the Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Reconciliation Ministry, Mr.A.Jeyaretnam, Thursday in Colombo, sources said.
The IDI team will fly to Jaffna Friday and will discuss the problems
confronting the peninsula with the Government Agent of Jaffna and other officials, sources in the district secretariat said. On Saturday, the team will proceed to Kilinochchi through the A 9 highway, where they will attend a conference at the district secretariat with the Kilinochchi Government Agent in the chair.
On Sunday, the team will hold talks with the Government Agents of Mannar and Vavuniya in their respective areas. On Monday, March 3, the team will attend a conference in Trincomalee presided by the Chief Secretary of the North East Provincial Council, sources said