Wednesday, March 14, 2007

USAID Constructs Libraries

USAID Regional Programme Manager Bill Barkle recently laid the foundation stone for a library construction project at Alayadivembu in Akkaraipattu. The project is funded by USAID at a cost of Rs. 23.5 million and is being implemented by the Alayadivembu Pradeshiya Sabah.

The USAID/OTI grant supports war- and tsunami-affected communities within the Alayadivembu Pradeshiya Sabah in Akkaraipattu town.

The ceremony was presided over by the Pradeshiya Sabah Chairman, S. Aanaikutty. Assistant Commissioner - Local Government, A.L. Ishak, Divisional Secretary, S. Karan, and Ampara District Coordinator of the Asia Foundation, M.I.M. Waleeth, were also present.

Programme Manager Barkle said that USAID will also begin another library construction project in the Akkaraipattu Pradeshiya Sabha area and that they hoped to lay the foundation stone shortly.