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Wednesday, 04 July 2012 - 12:58
SL spends 50 billion on roads
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A finance ministry report says Sri Lanka has spent 70 billion rupees on highways, power, water and sanitation in the first five months of the year, with 50 billion rupees going to roads.

The finance ministry in a mid-year fiscal report said 36.8 billion rupees was spent on national roads, including 11.3 billion rupees on expressways.

Another 8.9 billion rupees was spent on provincial roads under the 'Maga Neguma' and 'Gama Neguma' projects.

The Asian Development Bank, Japan and lately China have been major financiers of roads.

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