Colombo, April 5 (NIA) – Sri Lanka’s cabinet, on Wednesday, approved to construct a four lane roadway comprising of tunnels to ease traffic congestion in the Central Highlands of Kandy.
Cabinet Spokesperson, Gayantha Karunathilleke told a media briefing here that the tunnels would be 4.36 km long while the roadway would be 1.2 km long.
It would stretch between Tennekumbura and Suduhumpola.
The project is estimated to cost US 252.30 million dollars. The Economic Development Cooperation Fund of Korea has agreed to provide financial facilities of US 199.27 million dollars for the project, Karunathilleke said.
Accordingly, following a proposal made by Lakshman Kiriella, Minister of Higher Education and Highways, to implement this project and to authorize the Department of External Resources to negotiate the regulations and conditions of the loan, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers,” Karunathilleke said