World Bank approves $40 million for Sri Lanka

Saturday, 12 June 2021

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved $40 million in additional financing for Sri Lanka to expand water supply, sanitation, and hygiene services in 7 districts through the Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project (WASSIP).

The project will also increase septage facilities in the more populated part of the country in Western, Southern and North Western Provinces.

WASSIP is the third water sector project financed by the World Bank since 1998 to provide safe drinking water and sanitation in rural, estate and urban areas of Sri Lanka. With the additional financing, the project will support the Government of Sri Lanka’s “Water for all” pledge to cover 4.7 million people in the next four years.