Minister Rauf Hakeem says that the foul sewer systems planned for development in Negombo area shall not cause harm to the Eco systems, animals and the oceans.
The minister made these comments in reviewing the feasibility report attached to the Foul Sewer Systems Project in Negombo area under the Urban Health and Sanitation Program, at a meeting held in the auditorium of the Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply.
Although the initial developments of the foul sewer systems were commenced during June, 2018, the report has been submitted jointly by SECO Denmark, Cabinet Merin and French Greentech.
The Department of Government Information informs that the project will be funded by the French Development Agency, the European Union and the Sri Lankan Government, at an estimated budget of 107.5 Million Euros, anticipating to finish the initial developments by 2022.
The first phase of the Foul Sewer Project will serve around 73,000 people in Negombo area, at a focus to serve over 190,000 people including tourists, by 2050, as said by the Government.
The project to develop foul sewer systems under the program to develop urban health and sanitation currently at an initial phase is being undertaken at Galle, Unavatuna, Kelaniya and Peliyagoda areas, to which necessary funding will be supplied, as further informed by the Department of Government Information.
The feasibility report review meeting was participated by Secretary of Ministry of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education Priyantha Mayadunne, General Manager of National Water Supply and Drainage Board Deepthi Sumanasekara, representatives from consultative agencies and representatives from state institutions in Negombo.