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UK announces £49 million fund for bridges in Sri Lanka

The United Kingdom is providing £49 million of funding for a British firm to build 250 bridges in rural parts of Sri Lanka.

The project has been designed to accelerate Sri Lanka’s development through improvements in its rural transport infrastructure, UK Export Finance (UKEF) said in a press release.

The department claims that families and businesses would benefit directly from the project thanks to reduced distance to reach essential services and lower transport costs.

The funding was announced by International Trade secretary Liam Fox who resigned from David Cameron’s cabinet in 2011 after unauthorised and dubious foreign policy-related activities, several pertaining to Sri Lanka. (See more here)