The first District Coordinating Committee Meeting for the year 2021 will be held on 04 March 2021 at 9.30 am at the Mannar District Secretariat Auditorium. District Secretary A. Stanley de Mel presided over the meeting.
The Governor of the Northern Province and the Co-Chairman of the Mannar District Coordinating Committee, Hon. Mrs. PSM Charles attended this meeting. Wanni Parliamentarians Hon. Kadar Masthan, Hon. Selvam Adaikalanathan, Hon. K.Thileepan, Chief Secretary of Northern Province, Secretary to the Governor, Police officials, and officials from tri-forces also attended this meeting.
First of all, the details of Manthai North Divisional Secretariat which is going to be divided into two divisions were handed over and examined. Commenting on this, the Hon. Governor advised that the proposal should be duly prepared and submitted to the Delimitation Commission for approval after obtaining the approval of the District Coordinating Committee.
Project proposals that are going to be implemented this year in the field of Education, Water Supply, and Disaster Management and have been submitted for the approval of the Committee were discussed in detail.
Commenting on the soil excavation in the plantation area, the Hon. Governor advised the GSMB to inform the District Secretary, Police Officers and District Coordinating Committee Chairmen about the sites to be selected for excavation and not to give any permission for excavation without submitting it to the Committee headed by the District Secretary.
The current situation regarding Covid-19 in the Mannar district was also discussed. Issues related to pasture lands, issues to be discussed at the district level such as Fisheries Resources, Department of Health, Department of Road Development, Department of Co-operatives, Palmyrah Development Board, Manthai West Divisional Secretariat, Office of the Regional Local Government Commissioner, and land-related issues were also discussed.