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Sri Lanka: WB to provide Rs.7.4bn for Northern recovery

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The International Development Association (IDA) of the world bank has agreed to provide Rs.7.4 billion for the implementation of the Emergency Northern Recovery Project.

The objective of the project is re-settlement and re-establishment of the livelihoods of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and conflict affected people in the Northern Province.

It will be achieved through the assistance for emergency cash support to conflict affected households to enable restart their lives; medium term economic security through rehabilitation of agriculture and other livelihood assets and restoration and improvement of essential public infrastructure and facilities.

The project expects to reach about 100,000 IDPs, covering Phase three and four of the government five-phased plan for the resettlement of IDPs.

The project will be implemented by the Ministry of Nation Building and Estate Infrastructure and will be commenced this month. It is expected to be completed in December, 2011.