Trunk 4 near River Bourgeois in Richmond County is receiving a $1million paving job this year. The work will take place on Trunk 4 from the south side of RiverBourgeois Road, easterly to Highway 104, about 7.6 kilometres. “This significant upgrade will improve service to the communitiesserved by this road,” said Ron Russell, Minister ofTransportation and Public Works. “We’re following through on thecommitments we’ve made to residents.” Dexter Construction was awarded the contract, with a completiondate of Oct. 31. Work has already begun. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highwaysdivision manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains an inventory of 3,800 bridges and operatesseven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from districtoffices located in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.
The United States says the passage of the Bill on the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) is a huge stride forward for Sri Lanka.US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Biswal said that the establishment of the OMP will help Sri Lanka advance truth and reconciliation. Meanwhile the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap said the new Office of Missing Persons law is an historic milestone in the path toward meaningful national reconciliation for all in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)