President Mahinda Rajapakse advised the relevant officials to construct the 2nd phase of the Southern Expressway between Galle and Pinna- doowa expediently.
President engaged in an observation tour yesterday and advised the officials to hand over the section to the public before mid 2014.
Once the section from Galle to Pinna- doowa is complete construction of the expressway from Mathara to Hambanthota is scheduled to commence.
The President stopped his vehicle at several places along the way to observe the work in progress.
At every point, the President was warmly welcomed by members of the public and residents of the area.