Clean Drink

Sri Lanka signed up for a US$ 14.8 million loan from Korea to supply water to over 160,000 residents living in the southern coastal town of Galle. Sri Lanka signed up for a US$ 14.8 million loan from Korea to supply water to over 160,000 residents living in the southern coastal town of Galle. Inked between Treasury Secretary P B Jayasundara and Jin-Ho Kim, Deputy President of Korea’s Export-Import Bank, the loan will fund the second stage of supplying clean water to the Galle District.

“The project is also intended to enhance economic, social and health conditions of about 160,000 people living in the areas of Bope – Poddala, Akmeemana, Hikkaduwa and Habaraduwa,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Korean government bankrolled the first stage of the project with a US$ 33.4 million loan to construct salinity barrier across Gin Ganga, build new water transmission mains and a water treatment plant.

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