Colombo, Jan 13 (NIA) – India and Sri Lanka, on Friday, signed an MoU to construct 3000 rain water harvesting systems for households in the former war torn Jaffna district.
The project is estimated to cost of SLR 300 million.
The Indian High Commission in Colombo, in a statement said that the project envisages construction of 3000 rainwater harvesting systems for 3000 households in selected divisions of Jaffna District.
The scope of the project also includes training of the households on operation and maintenance of the systems.
Beneficiaries will be identified by the Sri Lankan government in consultation with the Indian government. The selected beneficiaries would include women headed families and recently resettled families.
“This grant project was approved by Government of India in response to a request received from the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation of Government of Sri Lanka,” the statement said.
The project aims to assist people by supporting resettlement efforts focused on reintegrating internally displaced families in Jaffna by providing modern rain water harvesting systems to provide clean drinking water supply facility to households.
The project will generate employment opportunities in Sri Lanka.