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* Sri Lankan government calls for private sector proposals for poverty alleviation
Thu, Dec 13, 2012, 12:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Finance and Planning has called on Corporate Social Responsibility proposals from the private sector companies with a pledge to take them to needy with the support of the Ministries, Provincial Councils and Local Government authorities.

The project proposals are to be considered under medium term development programme for the two-year period from 2013 to 2015and aim to further reduce poverty which is at 8.9 percent now.

The Ministry has outlined several key areas for the projects. They include children and maternity care, health clinics, water supply, housing, sanitary facilities, pre-school, primary education, skills development in tourism and construction industries, employment creation, roads and other infrastructure.

The Ministry has requested the private sector to submit proposals before January 25.

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