Sri Lanka and ADB boosts safe drinking water to combat chronic kidney disease
ECONOMYNEXT – The Asian Development Bank is to give a loan of US$60 million to fund projects providing safe drinking water to areas in Sri Lanka where people have got Chronic Kidney Disease, a spokesman said.
Provision of pipe-borne safe drinking water is the solution to the high incidence of kidney disease, Mass Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka told a news conference.
The funds will come under a project to restructure and improve local government institutions and infrastructure, he said.
In the post-war era, the city has seen rapid growth and urban expansion and there are significant demands for improved municipal services.
The credit for the project is provided by the International Development Association, the World Bank’s grant and low interest arm, with a maturity of 25 years that includes a grace period of 5 years. (COLOMBO, July 22, 2016)