Police to purchase 750 jeeps under Indian LoC
The Treasury has granted approval for the Police to purchase 750 jeeps for its use under an Indian credit line of US $ 11 million, Officials said.
The jeeps will be purchased from this year onwards with 200 of them due within the next few months.
An official of the Ministry of Public Security said that priority will be given some 100 police stations we have been opened within the last year with some of them having no vehicle facilities.
Also other police stations which have malfunctioning jeeps will be given priority.
The request for the jeeps have been pending for a few months with the police pointing out that the vehicles were required for their day to day operations.
Meanwhile the Indian government India has extended 8 Lines of Credit (LOCs) to Sri Lanka amounting to USD 1850.64 million in the past 10 years, according to External Affairs Ministry.
Credit lines have been provided for a range of sectors including railways, infrastructure, defence, renewable energy, petroleum and fertilizers in the past 10 years.
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