US will continue to provide assistance to Sri Lanka

the-innovative-public-private-partnership-model-is-contributing-to-long-term%2c-economic-and-social-growth-in-developing-countriesThe United States says it will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to Sri Lanka.

The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap expressed these views at the National Conference on Public Private Partnerships (PPP).

Keshap says the US Government is happy to assist the Government and people of Sri Lanka to adapt and institutionalize the PPP model.

“As we have done during the last sixty years, we will continue to provide development and humanitarian assistance to improve your lives and futures. To date, the U.S. Government has provided more than $2 billion to Sri Lanka, for projects in such diverse fields, as agriculture, environment and natural resources, health, education, business and trade, good governance, and humanitarian assistance,” he said.

He said that by providing training and capacity building in the areas of public private partnerships and electronic Government procurement, a stronger PPP will be created enabling an environment which will encourage future private sector involvement in PPPs. (Colombo Gazette)