Pipe borne water for Mullaittivu, Kilinochchi
The Government has commenced work to provide pipe
borne water to Mullaittivu and Kilinochchci areas from the Iranamadu
Plans are also under way to lay a 43 Kilometre
pipeline from the Iranamadu Tank to Jaffna to provide pipe borne water
to the peninsula. "We hope these two projects would be ready by early
next year," said Project Director, Re-Awakening Project, Community
Livelihoods in Conflict Areas, Ministry of Nation Building and
Infrastructure Development, P.H. Sugathadasa.He said that when the
Government starts resettling the Internally Displayed Persons (IDPs) in
the camps a priority would be drinking water.
"This is why this project is a priority and when the
resettlement commences drinking water will be available for them," he
said. There are high-rise buildings, hotels, office complexes and
apartments planned and the present water supply would not be adequate.
"This is why we are planning to provide water on a mass scale to Jaffna
from the Iranamadu tank," he said. A sum of Rs. One billion was
allocated to develop the Iranamadu Tank last year with the funding also
coming from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Courtesy : Sunday Observer