For IDP welfare:
Mega water supply project
Resettlement and Relief Services Minister Risad Badhiutheen yesterday
commissioned a mega water supply project to cater to the displaced
civilians at Kadirgamar, Arunachal, Anandakumaraswamy and
Ramanathanpuram welfare centres in Settikulam.
This project costing over Rs. 400 million was co funded by the UNICEF
and the Government.
A Ministry spokesman said the water purification plant erected on the
banks of Malwattu Oya provides more than five million litres of water to
these welfare centres a day.
He said the construction of the project was completely handled by the
National Water Supply and Drainage Board.
Water tanks have also been erected for each welfare centre under this
project. Over 16 water bowsers have also been kept ready to meet any
emergency situation at the welfare centres.
The Ministry also initiated the construction of another welfare
village at Settikulam where more than 25,000 displaced are expected to
The civilians who have been given accommodation in Government schools
and public buildings will move over to this new welfare village. The
objective of setting up the new welfare village is to open schools and
establish civil administration in the area.