Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena says that community water supply projects based on village development will directly contribute to providing clean drinking water to the people while strengthening the government’s programme on food security.
Embilipitiya Thunkama Suwadivi Community Water Center was observed by the Prime Minister on 11.10.2022 and apart from drinking water supply, the contribution of the Suwadivi Community Water Project to the development of twelve villages was praised by him.
The mission of this community water project is to facilitate all parties to serve the people by strengthening the community economy.
This project was started in the year 2007 with an initial cost of 40 million Rupees according to the concept of the then Water Supply Minister and current Prime Minister Mr. Dinesh Gunawardena. During that period, the Prime Minister had taken the initiative to launch many such projects throughout the island.
So far, the Suwadivi Community Water Center has been expanded to provide water to 2,700 families in 12 villages.
Tungkama Suwadivi Community Water Center is currently providing loans to the people on a low interest lending system, scholarship assistance, providing an amount of Rs 25,000 to repair public places under the Program called “Gamata Wadak”, providing assistance to kidney patients and cancer patients, providing assistance up to Rs 30,000 to people engaged in agriculture and self-employment projects.
Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena further stated that by strengthening and creating new community water projects like this, we will be able to provide clean drinking water to people in difficult areas and achieve sustainable development goals.
The Chairman of Suwa Divi Community Water Project Mr. Weerasinghe Liyanagamage and representatives of many community based organizations took part in the event.