Central Expressway Project to be given top priority

The Government has identified the Central Expressway Project as one of its priority projects for promoting economic affairs in the country through improving connectivity among various regions.Accordingly, a proposal made by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake to obtain funds of Rs. 23.2 billion for the Road Development Authority (RDA) for the construction of phase II of the Central Expressway Project from the National Savings Bank and People’s Bank as loan facilities, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.