Written by Staff Writer
30 Oct, 2015 | 2:06 pm
Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says that a loan of Rs.45,000 will be given to families without electricity, to obtain a electricity connection.
The second leg of a national programme under the theme Ratama Eliyai, Adura Duralai (A brighter country – banishing darkness) got underway on Thursday at the auditorium of the Kegalle Post Office under the auspices of minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya.
Speaking at the event, the Minister said:
The government has fulfilled almost 97% of the demand for electricity. Most of the households have not obtained electricity supply owning to the lack of necessary finances.Therefore, our Ministry, together with the Secretary and Chairman of the board, obtained a loan from the Asian Development bank and has decided to provide a a loan facility of Rs.45000 per household.
The Minister went on to point out:
The repayment of the loan can be made in six years and it would thus not be felt much by the households.The loan instalment will be added to the monthly electricity bill and there is no need to have guarantors.Obtaining of forms and all necessary documentation could be done through the Electricity Board.
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