Fulfilling another milestone in accomplishing total electrification by 2012 under the ‘Eastern reawakening’ program, the Kanthale Samagi wewa and Polkatu shop electrification projects, were vested on the people by the Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka on the 17th of this month. These two electrification projects built at a cost of Rs. 8,881,850 will provide electricity to 69 families.
During the progress review meeting minister Ranawaka informed the political authority of the province as well as the Ceylon Electricity Board officials regarding the completion of electrification coverage of the Trincomalee district which is at 76%. Twenty transformers and 1332 power extensions were also established with the aim of achieving 100% electrification of the district.
The minister also engaged in social conversation with the CEB Eastern Deputy General Manager’s office staff as well as the staff at the Electrical Engineers office.