Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa pledged on Friday that by 2025, the country will have access to clean drinking water, which is currently limited to half of the country.
On Friday, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa made this pledge at the simultaneous opening of three drinking water projects in Temple Trees using Zoom technology (21).
The three projects provide clean drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people in the Kurunegala, Kegalle and Galle districts.
The Deduru Oya Water Supply Scheme in the Kurunegala District, the Galigamuwa Water Supply Scheme in the Kegalle District and the Hapugala Water Supply Scheme in the Galle District were vested in the people by the Prime Minister.
People of 377 Grama Niladhari Divisions in 07 Divisional Secretariat Divisions in the Kurunegala, Kegalle and Galle Districts will benefit from these Water Supply Projects, which have been vested in the people making the theme “Water for all by 2025” in the Vision of Prosperity Policy Statement a reality.
Rs. 10.22 billion has been spent on the Deduru Oya Water Supply Scheme, Rs. 2.3 billion on the Galigamuwa Water Supply Scheme and Rs. 320 million on the Hapugala Water Supply Scheme.
Most of the constructions have been carried out by local engineers with the intervention of the Water Supply and Drainage Board and local companies.
Deputy Speaker Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Ministers Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Johnston Fernando, Ramesh Pathirana, State Ministers Sanath Nishantha, Dayasiri Jayasekara, Kanaka Herath, Tharaka Balasuriya, Mohan Priyadarshana and Governor of the Southern Province Willy Gamage, and Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Woonjin Jeong were also present at the occasion. – PMO
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