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September 24th, 2011
Sri Lankan Northern Development Easier Now

The newly developed topographical map will provide details to plan and design the Northern Province, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said. He said so after receiving the first batch of the newly developed topographical maps for the Jaffna district from Surveyor General of the Survey Department S M W Fernando and Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Kunio Takahashi in Parliament on Thursday. Land and Land Develppment Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon and Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Sri Lanka Office Akira Shimura were also present. The project called “The Digital Topographic Mapping Project for Reconstruction of Northern Region” has been implemented by the Survey Department with technical cooperation from JICA since 2010 through its grant assistance. The maps available for Northern Province are decades old, and could not be updated due to inaccessibility to the Northern area. Read More