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* New water projects in Sri Lankan capital city to be completed by April
Wed, Jan 2, 2013, 12:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka Water Supply and Drainage Board says that three projects launched under Greater Colombo Water Rehabilitation Project will be completed and opened for public use in April.

The projects are expected to be solution for the shortage of water in number of areas in Colombo city and suburbs.

The 43-kilometer pipe system from Ambathale water purification plant to the Gothatuwa town has been improvised and a new water storage tower is being built in the suburb town.

A 22,000 cubic meter water reservoir is being built attached to an old water reservoir in Maligakanda while a A 38,000 cubic meter new pool is being built to replace the old underground storage tank in Muttwal in the north of Colombo city.

The Water Board has also taken steps to provide unaccounted water supplies to the low income earner communities of the areas under these projects.

Japan International Cooperation Agency has provided financial assistance to these projects.

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