German assistance to Vanni

German assistance to Vanni

The first part of a three-year long German Federal Government funded
project worth Rs 275 million to uplift livelihoods in Vanni started
yesterday under the patronage of Economic Development Minister Basil
Rajapaksa and German Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jens Ploetner.

The German Ambassador handed over agricultural equipment and fishing
gear worth over Rs 48 million to the Minister as part of this project to
revive livelihoods of displaced families resettled in Mullaitivu and
Kilinochchi districts.

Tractors, mammoties, PVC water cans, water pumps, PVC hand prayers,
jungle knives and fishing gear for prawn fishing community are included
in the donation. The project covers agriculture, fisheries and education
infrastructure. It also focuses on providing counseling and
opportunities for women. Over 3,000 resettled families in Kilinochchi
district and 1,700 in Mullativu will benefit from this project.
Currently, a needs assessment is being done to include beneficiaries
from Vavuniya.

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