Rs 6,000 m water project for Trinco
The government will open the Greater Trincomalee Integrated Water
Supply Project, which will resolve the drinking water problems of people
in the Trincomalee district.
Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said yesterday
the project worth Rs 6,000 million will be handed over to the public in
Trincomalee by the end of next month.
The project will resolve drinking water problems of around 330,000
people in the district who will get hygienic pipe borne water to their
homes. Minister Gunawardena said: “The water supply project will be
commissioned at Kantale with the water treatment and filtering plant at
Kantale having been developed to supply two million gallons of water per
day to meet the water demands of the public.”
National Water Supply and Drainage Board chairman Karunasena
Hettiarachchi said the Greater Trincomalee water project will meet
drinking water needs of newly resettled families among others in the
Eastern province, who have been using tube wells for a long time.
French and Sri Lankan governments have funded the project.
The Board’s Eastern Province General Manager M K Hapuarachchi said
the project will resolve drinking water problems of 35,000 families in
Kantale, Thampalakamam, Kinniya District Secretariat Division,
Trincomalee Town and surrounding areas, said Hapuarachchi.
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa inaugurated the
rehabilitation and upgrading of the project in 2011.
French ambassador to Sri Lanka Christine Robichon, Minister Dinesh
Gunawardena, Eastern Province Governor Mohan Wijewickrama and Tamil
National Alliance (TNA) leader MP R Sampanthan were among those present
at the inauguration ceremony.