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Work on Greater Anamaduwa Water Supply Scheme begins


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The Minister of City Planning and Water Supply and the leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Rauff Hakeem, is to lay the foundation stone recently for the proposed Anamaduwa Greater Water Supply Scheme. 

The foundation laying ceremony of the project will commence at 9.30 a.m. at the premises of the Mullegama Raja Maha Viharaya. The State Minister of Disaster Management Palitha Range Bandara and several others will attend this function.

The project would enable to provide purified drinking water facilities to more than 80,000 people in 125 Grama Niladhari Divisions covering Puttalam, Anamaduwa, Galgamuwa, Navagattegama, Moondalama and Maga Kumbukkadawela.

The Secretary to the Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply D.G.M.V. Hapuaratchchi said this project will have a storage tank with a capacity of storing 12,500 cubic metres of water per day and this storage tank will get its supplies from the Inginimitiya reservoir. The project will also have a water purification plant with a capacity of purifying 11,000 cubic metres of water per day, three water towers, and a pipeline network of 325 kilometres of distribution pipelines.   

He also said that Rs. 6,684 million from the Spanish government’s assistance and the Sri Lankan government assistance amounting to Rs. 1,942 million have been earmarked for this project.

This project is being implemented by the National Water Supply and Drainage Board under the direct supervision of the Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply.

 


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