India and Sri Lanka sign MoU to support fishermen

mou-signing-photo-2India and Sri Lanka today signed an MoU to support livelihood of the fishing and farming communities in Hambantota district.

The MoU was signed at the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development by Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India and Ms. W.M.M.R. Adikari, Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development in the presence of Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development.

The project envisages gift of equipment and tools such as grub hoes, bicycles, life jackets and sewing machines, worth SLR 300 million, to the fishing and farming communities in Hambantota district. More than 75,000 people across the district will get direct benefit from the project.

The project will be implemented in consultation with the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and relevant local authorities.

The High Commission of India will float a tender to procure the gift items through a competitive bidding process. (Colombo Gazette)

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