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Saudi-funded water supply project opens in Sri Lanka


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JEDDAH: A Saudi-funded dam project to help bring famers desperately-needed water opened Thursday in Sri Lanka.

Kalu Ganja River project includes three dams and reservoirs in central Sri Lanka to irrigate 975 hectares of farmland.The Saudi Arabian Development Fund contributed SR223.5 million to the project.Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Abdel Nasser Bin Hussien Al-Harthi, attended the opening, along with President Maithripala Sirisena.

The Saudi Development Fund has contributed to the financing of 11 development projects in Sri Lanka through 14 loans with a total value of SR1.4 billion.


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