Colombo, July 12 (BAN/ AD): The Government of Sri Lanka and ING Bank NV of the Netherlands have signed a loan Agreement for an amount of € 45 million (around Rs. 9 billion) for Strengthening the Health Delivery Service in the Northern Province. On Wednesday 10 July 2019 Secretary to the Ministry of Finance, Dr. R. H. S. Samaratunga and Willem van Nouhuys and Ms. Chloe Ajamlou of ING Bank NV signed agreement at the Headquarters of Netherlands Enterprise Agency in The Hague.
Other dignitaries present at occasion were Ambassador of Sri Lanka for the Netherlands, Sumith Nakandala and Ms. Joanne Doornewaard, the Ambassador for Netherlands to Sri Lanka.
Post end of conflict in the Northern Province the Government has taken steps to rehabilitate and reconstruct services and infrastructure facilities.
Dr. Samaratunga after signing the loan Agreement expressed Sri Lanka’s gratitude to the ING Bank NV and Development Related Infrastructure Investment Vehicle of the Netherlands (DRIVE) for supporting the Sri Lankan government’s endeavor to enhance health related infrastructure in the Northern Province.