Newly constructed Delft Pier and Nallinakkapuram water supply
project declared open
[March 12 2017]
The newly constructed Jetty in Delft Island was
declared open on Saturday (11th March). The Jetty was declared open by Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne in the
presence of senior state officials. According to Naval media sources the
Jetty has been constructed by the Sri Lanka Navy, upon a request by the
Hon. Governor of the Northern Province with financial assistance from
the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu
Religious Affairs through the Jaffna District Secretary.
Work on the Jetty began in November last year (2016).
The new Jetty which has a depth between 6 to 8 feet will enable fishing
trawlers, passenger ferries and the sea ambulance to be safely secured
alongside. The first stage of the project will see a 101 feet long and
31 feet wide pier being completed.
The 'Nallinakkapuram' purified water supply project,
which will provide drinking water to the Keerimalai housing project was
also declared open by the Navy Commander yesterday. The RO (Reverse
Osmosis) plant and the 60,000 liter capacity water tank constructed
under the project will benefit fifty families in Nallinakkapuram to draw
safe drinking water to their day to day requirements. The Navy Commander
also declared open the new pier at SLNS Kanchadewa during his visit to
Senior state officials, naval officers and a large
number of local residents were also present at the occasion.