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Construction of the biggest project for drinking water supply began under the patronage of the President in Jaffna

Development News from Sri Lanka:  Under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Wadamarachhci, the building work of the biggest drinking water supply project in Sri Lanka by harvesting rainwater began on 30th August 2019.

This project was carried out under the president’s guidance to provide a sustainable solution to the Jaffna people’s drinking water issue. The project’s estimated expense is Rs.02bn. A major problem is the lack of access to water in the district of Jaffna. It is expected that the project started by the Irrigation Department will be finished within two years.

On this occasion, Minister P. Harrison, Governor Suren Raghavan of the Northern Province, representatives of the people of the region, government authorities and others took part.

The President, meanwhile, participated at the Northen Water International Conference in Chunnakam, Jaffna.

This conference, aimed at the Northern Province’s sustainable water management, will take place today and tomorrow. During the meeting, extensive research on water problems experienced by the individuals in the North is anticipated, identify feasible brief, medium and long-term alternatives, and acquire global expert help for this suggested water project.

When he arrived at the Conference Hall, the President was obtained by the Northern Province of Suren Raghavan.

This occasion was attended by local people’s representatives and government officials.

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