President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the relevant officials to take necessary steps to use sea sand in constructing government buildings in the future, after conducting further analysis regarding the technology of using sea sand in building construction works.
The attention has been drawn regarding this initiative as one of the steps that Government has taken to protect natural resources.
The President has given this instruction during a discussion held at the President’s Official Residence, yesterday (18), regarding the environmental issues prevailing in Trincomalee District.
The attention of the President has also drawn to introducing the concept of using environmentally friendly technologies for construction works instead of using natural resources like wood.
During the meeting, issues related to the destruction of forests, issues related to the wildlife, sand mining, waste disposal issues, land reclamation pertaining to the district discussed in detail.
President Sirisena further instructed the officials to work in interconnection with relevant Ministries to solve these issues.
Ministry Secretaries , including Secretary to the President,P.B. Abeykoon, Secretary for the Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment. Mr. Udaya R. Seneviratne, State Officials and many others participated in this meeting.