Hundred coir manufacturers receive yarn machines | Daily News

Hundred coir manufacturers receive yarn machines

State Minister Arundika Fernando handing over a yarn machine to a recipient, while Ministers Dr. Ramesh Pathirana and Mohan P. de silva, as well as other participants, look on. Picture by Mahinda P. Liyanage, Galle Central Special Corr.
State Minister Arundika Fernando handing over a yarn machine to a recipient, while Ministers Dr. Ramesh Pathirana and Mohan P. de silva, as well as other participants, look on. Picture by Mahinda P. Liyanage, Galle Central Special Corr.

Export Diversification State Minister Arundika Fernando provided yarn machines to 100 coir manufacturers at a special event held at the Hikkaduwa Divisional Secretariat, recently.

The machines had been acquired with funds from the Agriculture Modernisation Project, a livelihood development programme targeting low-income families. The Coconut Cultivation Board, Coconut Development Authority, and Kapruk Fund are partners in the programme.

Furthermore, plans are also under way to provide 1,000 more machines to those engaged in the same industry in the Galle District. The machines to be acquired for the purpose would cost around Rs.12 million.

Plantations Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana and Production and Chemical Fertiliser Regulation State Minister Mohan P. de silva were also present.