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USAID supports clean water project in South and North-East

USAID has implemented a project to provide clean water to communities that are impacted by disasters and chronic kidney disease in southern Sri Lanka and in the North-East.
The $1 million program builds on the previous USAID projects that have provided access to drinking water in communities that are especially prone to droughts and floods, as well as communities and hospitals that are impacted by chronic kidney disease.
“The United States is committed to helping all Sri Lankan families have access to reliable sources of clean drinking water,” said US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap.
The project’s scope includes developments such as building rainwater harvesting tanks, providing pipe-borne drinking water facilities, and renovating local infrastructure.
In partnership with Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum and the Palm Foundation, the program is expected to benefit 100 000 people.