The President orders to complete the construction of the bridge across the Kuringankerni lagoon within nine months

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed to complete the construction of the proposed bridge across the Kuringankerni lagoon within a period of nine months. Secretary to the Ministry of Highways R.W.R. Pemasiri said the President has instructed to complete this under the vision of prosperity policy manifesto.

He also said the 41-km stretch of the Central Expressway from Mirigama to Kurunegala will be open to the public soon. This was a great victory achieved with absolute dedication in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He added that the development work of the Central Expressway will be completed by 2024. Steps will be taken to develop all the roads in a timely manner.

He also said that all byroads and access roads in the country would be developed and connected to the main road network expeditiously.

The Highways Ministry Secretary expressed these views while speaking at the news briefing held at the Presidential Media Centre yesterday.

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