8,460 beneficiaries (50% to women) received micro credit to the amount of Rs. 256 Mn for various types of livelihood activities.
20 Micro-credit NGOs are enaged with NDTF and disbursed funds worth of Rs. 256 million.
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Agreement signed between respective GAs and LEDS providers (Agromart, Practical Action & SEEDS).
Training programs for over13,764 benficiaries have been held.
There are no Veddah communities at present in the project area. However 4 villages identified. The so called Veddah communities totally refused any special treatment which they considered as derogatory remarks on them.
PNA of Vedda communities completed in 4 GN Divisions of Trincomallee districts so far
User groups are being established
Target is not realistic. smaller scale and larger scale interventions were finalized and 58 completed
3 SMA committees established and committee meetings held regularly.
SMA plans approved by ABD and CEA has prepared environmental profiles for 3 SMAs
Smaller scale and larger scale interventions were finalized and 58 completed.
3 Natural Resource Planners were recruited and fieled. The Natural Resources Planner from Trincomalee was fielded on 15 April 2005 while the Natural Resource Planner from Batticaloa and Ampara were fielded on 2 May 2005. Consultants in package II has been recruited bu t were only mobilized in November 2007, due to the volatile security situation.
On GOSL's request, Northern Study will not be underatken through the project funds.
The PPS has been unable to provide key staff to be deployed full time, due to lack of staff. Consultancy team is stationed in the PPS
Provincial inter agency planning group established and meetings are held regularly.
Preparation of coastal resource management plan completed.
Prepration of Coastal Resourse Plans are completed.
Inter Agency Planning group meeting held regularly with CCD, CEA, NARA, UDA and other relevant provincial agencies. Valuable materials for preparation of coastal resource plan have been collected from CCD, CEA, NARA and Department of Physical Planning.
Construction work at Valachchenai and Cod Bay is completed.
The PMO and DPOs are fully staffed and have sufficient equipment. The PO was established on 1 December 2003 and district project offices (DPOs) were established on 1 January 2004.
The PO and DPOs are fully staffed according to the revised staffing schedule, which was approved by the Department of Management Services and subsequently by ADB. Adding the DPD to the PO staff could ease the responsibilities currently shouldered by the PD.
Audio & Video Equipments procured and distributed to 3 districts.
Staff trained on that field.
Monitoring formats in use.
Web-site developed on the project is being regularly updated
MIS developed .