NE parliamentarians to be briefed on NEPC activities

[TamilNet, Sunday, 06 June 2004, 08:33 GMT]
North East Parliamentarians are to be briefed of the development activities now being carried out by the North East Provincial Council (NEPC) administration. The two-day briefing will be held on June 10 and 11 at the conference hall of the NEPC which is located in Uppuveli, a suburb, about 2 km off north of Trincomalee, provincial council sources said.

NEPC Chief Secretary Mr.S.Rangarajah in an invitation to all NE parliamentarians has said that a briefing programme has been organized on the direction of Provincial Governor Major General Asoka Jayawardene. "The objective of the briefing is to provide an understanding on the current programmes and activities carried out by NEPC to NE parliamentarians and to provide a forum to reflect on various development issues", said Mr.Rangarajah in the invitation.

According to the programme the Provincial Governor will inaugurate the first day briefing session with his keynote address. In addition to welcome address the Chief Secretary will speak on "Over View of NEPC activities". Thereafter provincial sectoral secretaries for Education, Health, Rehabilitation, Agriculture and Public Administration will present their reports on the performance of their respective sectors and future development proposals, sources said.

On the second day briefing sessions, top officials of the World Bank (WB) funded North East Integrated Agricultural Project (NEIAP), North East Emergency Reconstruction Project (NEERP) and North East Housing Reconstruction Project (NEHRP), Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded North East Community Restoration Development (NECORD) project and Japan Bank of International Co-operation (JBIC) funded Pro Poor Economic Advancement Programme (PEACE) would submit their presentations regarding the implementation of development projects in the northeast province, sources said.

Parliamentarians of the northeast would make their comments at the end of these presentations by provincial secretraries and officials of NEIAP, NEERP, NEHRP, NECORD and PEACE projects, sources said.

 

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