Atchuveli Industrial Zone Construction work expedited – 11 August 2014


“Atchuveli Industrial Zone will turn out to be a national asset, where the productions from this zone not only benefit the local residents, but also to the country’s economy. More and more investments and ventures flow into the zone means more income.This has created many job opportunities as well. The Indian government has granted US$ 220 million worth of assistance.The industrial zone will be boost to the province and is on way forward to create more opportunities to potential investors and business sector as well. Once the construction work is complete, this zone will contribute immensely to economic growth of the province.”

Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Douglas Devananda and Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri paid an inspection visit to Atchuveli Industrial Zone on 11th August 2014.

They had discussion with the relevant officials to expedite the construction works. The construction works are in progress and the industrial zone will be declared open coming 21st August.

The discussion focused on the work plans of entrepreneurs and job opportunities available in the zone.

Army Provides Water to Jaffna Drought-Hit Areas

2014_08_12_5As many parts of the country, the prevailing drought has badly affected the Jaffna life. Jaffna did not get the average rainfall nearly for two years and this situation has dragged them to difficulty of finding water for drinking and domestic use.

To assist the people of Jaffna suffering due to lack of water, troops serving in different areas have started providing drinking water to civilians at battalion level. Plastic water tanks are put up at public places in addition to bowsers travelling round the villages.

At present, water is supplied to most affected areas in the 55 and 52 Divisions. However, on directives of the Commander Security Force Jaffna, the project will be extended to other required areas under supervision of respective Generals Officer Commanding and Brigade Commanders soon.