COLOMBO (NewsRadio): The programme to beautify and develop 100 towns across the country at a cost of Rs.2 billion was inaugurated this morning in an event held in Kurunegala under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The project was initiated in Hiripitiya, Kurunegala and the Prime Minister addressed the gathering from Temple Trees.
Premier Rajapaksa said the government has identify the current requirement of the public and initiated the programme.
The Prime Minister noted that citizens is hopeful of seeing development reaching to their home towns.
Premier Rajapaksa said the government is now taking steps to provide necessary facilities to all towns.
The Prime Minister said when the present administration came to power the youth rallied around the government and therefore claimed they will take steps to fulfill the aspiration of the people.
Meanwhile, the removal of illegal establishments, renovating irregular pavements and constructing new pavements, fixing drainage systems on either side of roads, repairs and construction of existing car parks and the development of new car parks will take place under this project.
The government claims 100 selected cities in 25 districts will be developed under the programme.