Newly expanded Kandana Water Treatment Plant by the Government of Japan inaugurates


January 5, 2017


     The newly expanded Kandana Water Treatment Plant funded by the Government of Japan inaugurate to distribute clean water to the public after it was ceremonially handed over to the National Water Supply and Drainage Board under the patronage of Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Democratic, Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Mr. Koji Yagi, Charge d’Affaires ad interim of the Japanese Embassy on January 5, 2017.  
     The Government of Japan has provided 8,388 million Japanese Yen (approximately LKR. 10,628 million) for the Water Sector Development Project II which includes the expansion of Kandana Water Treatment Plant in order to ensure safe water for over 800,000 people in the Colombo District. Japan, through its Official Development Assistance (ODA), has contributed to Sri Lanka’s social and economic development over the past six decades, which assistance has filtered through virtually every sector including the water sector development. Japan has been extending its cooperation for water projects in Colombo as well as in other districts such as Kandy, Ampara, Anuradhapura and Killinochchi for uplifting the living standards of urban and rural communities.
     The Government and the people of Japan hope that the newly expanded Water Treatment Plant will ensure the provision of safe drinking water to the local community and facilitate the long term development in Sri Lanka.