Cabinet approves US $ 164 mn water supply project for Jaffna, Killinochchi

by Zacki Jabbar

The Cabinet of Ministers have approved the implementation of a US$ 164 million Jaffna, Kilinochchi water supply and sanitation project.

Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella told journalists in Colombo on Thursday that the Memorandum, seeking Cabinet approval for the project, was submitted by Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

The ADB, AFD and International Fund for Agricultural Development have agreed to contribute a total of US $138 million, he said.

Rambukwella said that the project, expected to be completed in 2017, would benefit about 300,000 people living in the Jaffna Peninsula and Kilinochchi District.

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