Saturday, 11 July 2020 08:09

UNDP links up with EU to help cash crunch local gov: institutions

In the wake of cash crunch in local government institutions hit by Covid-19 contagion,the United Nations Development Program is now extending helping hand to these state bodies to fight tr deadly corona virus.

Sri Lanka’s 49 local government institutions are on the verge of facing financial trouble following the 52 day lock down style curfew prevailed in the country to prevent Covid -19 contagion, senior officials said.

Under this setup the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has provided COVID-19 protective and preventive equipment to 134 Local Government authorities across the Eastern, Northern, North-Central and Uva Provinces.

The support to the Local Government authorities comes under the Capacity Development of Local Government Project (CDLG), which is a four-year project (2020-2023) funded by the European Union (EU).

(LIN)

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