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2015 Budget to Include Many Fisheries Sector Development Projects

Lucy Towers
08 October 2014, at 1:00am

SRI LANKA - The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry will launch a number of development projects in the fisheries sector under the 2015 budget proposals.

Heads of both Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry and Finance Ministry recently held several rounds of discussions on providing reliefs and granting finance assistance for the development projects which have already launched by the Fisheries Ministry and for their new projects, reports DailyNews.

These discussions were chaired by Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne and Finance Ministry Secretary Dr. P. B. Jayasundara.

Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne, Secretary Dr. D. M. R. B. Dissanayake, chairmen of ministry affiliated institutions and representatives of the Finance Ministry were also present at the discussions.

Finance Ministry Officials are visiting ministries and discuss their future plans and finance requirements before making the 2015 Budget.

This special procedure is going on under the directions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The Finance Ministry has granted funds for several projects to be launched by the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry and ministry's affiliated institutions next year.