Officials of Brandex Limited, Hidramani Limited, Timex Garments Limited, MAS Holdings, and Omega Line Limited that are intending to invest in new projects to set up garment factories in the Northern Province visited Vavuniya on 28 October 2010. These new projects have been approved by the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI). Officials of BOI and USAID also took part in this visit.Investors had a meeting with the Hon. Governor, Northern Province, GA Chandrasiri at the District Secretariat, Vavuniya. At the discussion it was revealed that factories will be established in Omanthai, Nelunkulam and Cheddikkulam. Hon. Governor requested the investors to commence the work early and he expressed hope that with the establishment of these factories new employment opportunities will be generated for the youth in the Northern Province. Hon. Governor also offered the fullest support of the Northern Provincial Council to start these projects.