The Asian Development Bank has agreed to provide financial assistance amounting to 10 Billion Rupees for the implementation of the Jaffna and Kilinochchi Water Supply and Sanitation project. It is in line with the Government’s target of providing safe drinking water for all citizens.
The main objectives of the project are to improve water supply services in Jaffna and Kilinochchi Districts, provide sanitation infrastructure for residents living in the Jaffna Municipal Council area and strengthen the water resources management programme in Jaffna Peninsula. It is expected to supply 60,000 new water connections in Jaffna and Kilinochchi Districts and connect 20,000 households in the Jaffna Municipal Council area to the sewer network. The project is scheduled to be completed by February 2017.
The National Water Supply & Drainage Board under the supervision of the Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage and the Northern Provincial Council through Provincial Irrigation Department under the supervision of the Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils will implement the project.
The Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Planning and the ADB Country Director have signed the Loan Agreement.