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  • 7 Feb 2017- 09:58 by Local Press Report COLOMBO Economy Next France will train senior staff of Sri Lanka’s water utility to better manage water resources and reduce waste at a time it is coping with a severe drought amid modernisation of decades-old pipelines and treatment plants. Access
  • 5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by Local Press Report COLOMBO Asian Tribune Chairman Fred Hochberg of the Export-Import Bank (EXIM) of the United States visited the Badulla site of the $64.9 million EXIM-funded water reservoir project yesterday. The water-supply project will integrate new and rehabilitated
  • 10 Aug 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The French Development Agency (AFD) is lending Sri Lanka $83.3 million USD to help fund construction of a wastewater network in Negombo, a tourist town on the west coast of the country.  The total cost of the project is $117.3 million
  • 21 Jul 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is considering lending $90 million USD to Sri Lanka to fund a desalination project in the northern Jaffna peninsula, the Sri Lankan government said last week. The country’s Cabinet of Ministers
  • 30 Jun 2015- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The World Bank has approved a $165 million USD soft loan to Sri Lanka to provide safe drinking water and improve sanitation in the country’s former northern war zone and central highland tea estates. The project will benefit around
  • 26 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week approved a $453 million USD loan to finance a major project to divert water from the Mahaweli River to Sri Lanka’s north-central dry zone. The project involves building more than 260
  • 15 May 2015- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has approved two major water supply and sanitation projects aimed at expanding access to clean water and upgrading the country's decades-old wastewater systems, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne
  • 27 Apr 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers last week approved a proposal to seek an initial $150 million USD in loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a project to transfer water from the Mahaweli River to the north of the country for
  • 2 Feb 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Japan’s JFE Engineering has won a contract to design and construct a 14,000-cubic-meter-per-day wastewater treatment plant and treated effluent disposal system in Sri Lanka’s central hill capital of Kandy. The project is being carried
  • 5 Jan 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka last week signed a $79 million USD loan agreement with the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea EximBank) for a project to supply piped water to areas with a high prevalence of kidney disease believed to have been caused by
  • 8 Dec 2014- 10:04 by Local Press Report COLOMBO DNA India China has kicked off construction work on Sri Lanka's biggest ever water supply project, to be constructed at an estimated cost of $230 million USD, officials said. Once completed, the project will provide clean drinking water to about
  • 19 Nov 2014- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka plans to provide 1.3 million new water connections between 2015 and 2020, with an investment of  $404 million USD, Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena announced this week. “The demand for new water supply
  • 30 Oct 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on October 28 th inaugurated the $26.7 million USD Muttur drinking water project in the country’s Eastern Province. Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardana was also present at the
  • 7 Oct 2014- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Ministers from Nile riparian countries on October 6 th pledged to reactivate dialogue aimed at fostering sustainable use of shared water resources. During the 4 th Nile Basin Development Forum, which opened in Nairobi this week, the
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:26 by Local Press Report COLOMBO The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka The Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage has drawn up an accelerated programme for the implementation of 22 water supply projects with local bank financing, covering all Provinces of the country and it

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