India, Lanka sign MoU to supply 150 boats to Mullaitivu fishermen

India, Lanka sign MoU to supply 150 boats to Mullaitivu fishermen

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-04-01 10:25 Colombo: India and Sri Lanka have signed an MOU to supply 150 boats and fishing equipment to the fishermen of Mullaitivu. Indian High Commissioner Y.K. Sinha and Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development W.M.M.R. Adikari signed the MoU in the presence of Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera at the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development. The Government of India will gift 150 boats and other fishing equipment to 300 beneficiaries in Mullaitivu, reports Lanka Page. The project will be implemented in consultation with the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and relevant local authorities. The total cost of this project is Rs. 100 million. The Indian High Commission said that it would float a tender to procure the items through a competitive bidding process. (ANI)