264 projects to ensure more efficient water supply by next year
All arrangements have been made to commence 264 projects in the country to make the water supply activities more efficient by next year, the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Water Supply has said.
The Ministry has thus planned to launch one part of the projects in 2021 and the other in the following year.
Addressing the Committee chaired by Minister of Water Supply Vasudeva Nanayakkara yesterday (27), Secretary to the Ministry of Water Supply Dr. Priyath Bandu Wickrema stated that he hopes to increase the water supply coverage in the country from the current 40% to 78%.
It will also increase the current water production per day from 2.07 cubic meters to 4.47 cubic meters.
All these projects are expected to be designed by engineers of the Water Board carried out by local contractors using local funds.
Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara emphasized that water supply alone is not his objective and that he aims to provide quality water to the people.
Furthermore, the Minister said that the Water Board, the Water Supply Board and the Department of National Community Water Supply under his Ministry are working efficiently for this purpose.