The 2021 Budget Debate continues, and today the Sri Lankan Parliament discusses the allocations of the Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Highways.
Here are all the budget proposals relating to the transportation sector.
Extracts from the Budget Speech
To facilitate 12,000 of the most rural of villages to be connected to the external environment, we will allocate Rs. 7,000 million, to expedite the construction of 10,000 rural bridges which have been designed to provide motorable access to small vehicles.
I propose to allocate Rs. 20,000 million additionally to construct 50,000 kilometers of rural roads under the 100,000 kilometer program, covering almost all villages.