Urban Development and Housing Minister Prasanna Ranatunga today said that the The country’s future development activities will be carried out by the National Physical Plan. The minister disclosed that the technical design of the national physical plan has been submitted to President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

He further stated that the plan would be reviewed by the public and presented to the cabinet before taking the necessary measures for its approval. In emphasising the alignment with President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s vision for the country’s development by 2048, Minister Prasanna Ranatunga highlighted that the National Physical Plan will serve as a blueprint for various key development initiatives, including the construction of highways across the country.

The Minister was addressing a press conference organised by the Presidential Media Centre yesterday (23). Furthermore, the minister revealed that the implementation of this programme will commence as a two-year pilot project in the Northern and Eastern provinces, as well as in the districts of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya.