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B640 road construction to be speeded up

Rural Roads and Other Infrastructure State Minister Nimal Lanza gave orders for the expediting of the construction of the B640 – Nainamadama - Iranawila - Chilaw road on the Peliyagoda - Puttalam main road to ease traffic congestion in Wennappuwa, Marawila, Mahawewa, Madampe and Chilaw.

The State Minister gave these instructions during an inspection of the construction work of the road from Nainamadama to Chilaw via Iranawila, on Saturday.

Accordingly, the construction of 20.75 km of the road which runs parallel to the coast has been expedited. The cost of this road which will have two lanes is Rs. 800 million.

The State Minister instructed project officers to construct a bicycle lane in the Iranawila area, an exercise lane in the Chilaw area, the planting of wetakeya plants to prevent erosion and planting of magul karada plants near the coast, on both sides of the road.

The construction of the road will bring many economic benefits to the people of the area, including the promotion of local and foreign tourism, and the facilitation of the business activities of the fishing community.

Rural and Regional Drinking Water Supply Projects State Minister Sanath Nishantha, Secretary to the Ministry of Highways R.W.R. Pemasiri, Executive Engineer, Chilaw, B.P.K.G. Kapukotuwa and others were present on the occasion.