Sri Lanka is setting out plans for improvements to around 3,400km of rural roads. The work will largely be paid for through a loan from the Asian Development Bank(ADB). The work will cost US$172.1 million in all, of which $150 million will be in the shape of the ADB loan and the remaining $22.1 million coming from the Sri Lankan Government budget. The work will see upgrades to 3,108km of rural access roads. In addition, improvements will also be carried out to a further 248km of Sri Lanka’s national roads.