Western Province megapolis development plan launched

01-1-3The launching ceremony of the Western Province Megapolis Development Plan was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, today at Independence Square.

According to this development plan, the entire Western Province, which includes the districts of Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara, will be developed as a mega town.

The development plan which will be carried out throughout 15 years will come into operation under three phases at a cost of Rs. 40 billion.

Four main objectives of the development plan is to bring about economic prosperity, establish social justice, ensure environmental conservation and create a spiritual human. Accordingly, 150 projects will be carried out under ten main themes to reach these objectives.

The Megapolis development plan which starts from the Western Province will be extended to the other areas of the country in the future.

This plan has been formulated by taking into consideration of the knowledge of local and foreign experts as well as ideas and proposals of the general public.

Addressing the gathering, the President said that the future objective of all these development strategies is to build disciplined Sri Lankan citizens who live happily.

He further said that he will create an environment where everyone can live happily, while uplifting the economic standards of the people. (Colombo Gazette)

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