The Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply has made arrangements to construct a two-storeyed sanitary latrine network for the Nuwara Eliya city with World Bank assistance under the Ministry’s “Wasip” project.
The Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply’s Wasip project, is a special unit dedicated for improving water supply and healthcare facilities in various districts which lack these facilities. The Nuwara Eliya two-storeyed sanitary latrine project with modern facilities will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 150 million said D.G.M.V. Hapuarachchi, the Secretary to the Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply.
Hapuarachchi made this announcement after a high ranking discussion held to review the progress of water supply and healthcare projects being implemented in the Nuwara Eliya district under the Wasip project. Speaking further, Hapuarachchi said that Rs. 2,500 million has been allocated by the Ministry to improve water supply and healthcare facilities in the Nuwara Eliya district in order to enhance the living conditions of the people in the district .in his observation tour of the district with the objective of expediting the implementation of the ongoing projects which will be undertaken shortly as per the instructions from the Minister of City Planning and Water Supply Rauff Hakeem.
He said that already 14 identified projects in the urban, rural, and estate areas in the Nuwara Eliya district are being implemented at the moment and around 35 additional projects have been planned to be implemented. The Observation Team which attended the discussions proceeded to inspect the status of the water supply project of the Upper Division of the Glaxo Estate in the Nuwara Eliya district.
The Additional Secretary to the Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply W.M.R.P. Weerasinghe, Director of the Wasip special project N.U.K. Ranatunge, Planning Director of the Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply H.M. Herath, Media Director of the Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply Hilmy Mohamed, Assistant Director Priyanthi de Silva, Assistant Director Nisansala Vaidyaratne, Nuwara Eliya district manager of the Wasip project Sugath N. Piyasena and several high ranking officials participated in this observation tour.