Written by Zulfick Farzan
08 Dec, 2020 | 4:38 pm
Colombo (News 1st); The Minister of Highways had called for an immediate report on the deceleration of the expressway from Kadawatha to Mirigama
Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando expressing his dissatisfaction in concern of the deceleration of the expressway from Kadawatha to Mirigama and the fiasco of meeting its targets, directed the Ministry of Highways to submit a report with immediate effect on this regard.
The directive was given by the Minister when Parliamentarian Upul Mahendra Rajapaksha representing Gampaha District together with other members of government stated that the commissioning of the expressway was not carried out to a point of satisfaction.
The discussion regarding the aforesaid was undertaken at the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Highways conducted on Monday (07) in Parliament.
Accordingly, the Minister of Highways having directed to expedite the commissioning of the Expressway, invited the Members of Parliament to accompany him on a site visit to oversee the ongoing construction work, affirming that a date would be given for that purpose as soon as possible.
It was disclosed at the committee that a request had been received to make the second payment despite the deceleration of the construction work.
The Minister thus ordered the officials to stop the payment immediately.
The Minister emphasized that H. E the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed to not pay for projects that are not being carried out properly.
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