Cabinet approves massive project to beautify 100 Cities

Cabinet approves massive project to beautify 100 Cities

Written by Zulfick Farzan

08 Jun, 2021 | 12:02 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Government has decided to launch an ambitious plan to beautify 100 Cities across the country.

On Tuesday (08) Government Spokesperson, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella told reporters that the Cabinet of Minister gave the green light for the program.

“Improper town development had hampered the development as well as the upliftment of the lives of the people,” he said adding that the project will also address the issue of floods in many areas.

According to a statement from the Government Information Department “Some second and third-level cities throughout the island are untidy, ugly and a pain/disturbance to the public for a considerable time due to unorganized development while most of them can be converted public-friendly, pleasing cities across taking necessary steps according to a neat/proper plan,”

Therefore, the Cabinet of Ministers granted approval to the resolution tabled by the Prime Minister as the Minister of Urban Development and Housing for the implementation of a programme called “Hundred Cities” with the assistance of all the government sector institutions and all other parties entrusted with the supply of infrastructure facilities pertaining to systematically beautifying
100 such recognized cities scattered throughout the island by enhancing their fundamental facilities, it added.

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