ADB provides assistance to NE agriculture, health

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 28 January 2003, 13:22 GMT]
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded North East Community Restoration and Development Project (NECORD) is to distribute several hundred thousand rupees worth of agricultural machinery, implements and lorries among the implementing agencies to facilitate the resettlement and reconstruction programme in the districts of Mannar, Vavuniya, Batticaloa and Killinochchi, sources said.

Mr.J.R.Cooney, Country Director of the Asian Development Bank will ceremonially hand over the first consignment of 05 four-wheel tractors, 07 two-wheel tractors, 07 combined harvesters, 15 water pumps, 31 sprayers and two lorries worth Rs 11,725,250.00 in Trincomalee on Wednesday (29.01.2003) morning to the heads of departments in the four districts.

Lorries are to be given to Killinochchi and Batticaloa districts to transport drugs to government hospitals and dispensaries in the respective districts, sources said.

The Governor of the North East Province, Chief Secretary of the NEPC, Government Agents of eight districts in the northeast province will attended the event, NECORD sources said.

Meanwhile the NECORD co-ordinating committee meeting is also scheduled to be held on Wednesday morning at the auditorium of the NEPC Health Ministry prior to the handing over event, sources said.


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