RDA estimates road repairs post-floods to cost Rs. 8 bn

The Road Development Authority (RDA) has estimated that it will have to spend as much as eight billion rupees to repair the roads damaged in the floods, officials said.

RDA Chairman N. R, Sooriyarachchi told, that this estimate included the damage caused to A and B Grade highways coming under its purview.

“We will need about eight billion rupees for the reconstruction of damaged stretches of highway. This is what is needed to build slope protections,” he said.

He added that the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) had been entrusted with the task of identifying vulnerable areas that needed immediate attention.

The Ministry of Higher Education and Highways has announced that all roads damaged by the crisis will be repaired as soon as possible by the Road Development Authority (RDA), and added that repair activities had already begun in certain areas.

The Ministry revealed that many roads in Kalutara, Glle, Matara, Ratnapura and Hambantota had been damaged by the floods, and further stated that the necessary information about such damages was being received via the provincial directors.

To inform the RDA of any roads in need of repair, contact : 1968 / 1969

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