Country is on right path now – Mahinda Yapa | Daily News


Country is on right path now – Mahinda Yapa

The government under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has launched a firm base to develop the country now, Irrigation and Rural Industries Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana said.

He was addressing the gathering after launching the reconstruction and renovation work of the Gigili Oya Irrigation Project in Maliduwa, Akuressa recently.

The Minister said the project will benefit farmers immensely.

He said the project has not been renovated for over 25 years. As a result, even a shower is enough to flood the area, he said.

He said that over 1,500 barren paddy lands will be brought under the plough once the project is over.

He said that when he was the Agriculture Minister, the country produced rice adequately for its people. “The previous government utilised even the Mattala International Airport as a storage of paddy,” he said.

Rs. 10 million will be spent on renovation of the project. Machines of the Irrigation Department will be deployed for the work and the Department will handle the renovation, the Minister added.

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