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Sri Lanka: Provincial Roads Project

WASHINGTON, December 17, 2009 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the following project:

 

IDA Credit: US$105 million equivalent

Terms: Maturity = 20 years; Grace Period = 10 years

Project ID: P107847

 

Project Description: The Provincial Roads Project for Sri Lanka aims at improving access to socio-economic centers in Eastern, Northern, and Uva provinces through the sustainable management of improved road infrastructure. There are three components to the project, the first component being rehabilitation of provincial roads. This component will support: works and services for the upgrading, rehabilitation of about 150 km of provincial roads and other road infrastructure in selected, prioritized, geographical areas in Uva provinces; and works and services for the upgrading, rehabilitation of about 100 km of provincial roads and other road infrastructure in selected, prioritized, areas in Ampara district of Eastern province. The second component is the maintenance program. Provinces will be assisted to develop and implement an effective maintenance strategy on their paved network. Finally, the third component is the implementation support and capacity building. This component will finance the strengthening of the capacity of the Provincial Council Road Development Departments (PRDDs) in planning and budget management within a framework of fiscal constraint.

 

Media Contact

Erik Nora

(202) 458-4735

enora@worldbank.org 

 

For more project information, please visit: http://web.worldbank.org/external/projects/main?pagePK=64283627&piPK=73230&theSitePK=40941&menuPK=228424&Projectid=P107847


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