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Austrian company M-U-T Maschinen-Umwelttechnik-Transportanlagen GmbH implemented Mahiyanganaya Water Supply Project in sri lanka

25. October 2016

The Mahiyanganaya Water Supply Project got one step further. On Wednesday the 19th October the President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena ceremonially opened the new scheme.

The goal is to provide safe drinking water to around 50,000 people. Over 40% of the population in Sri Lanka face immense problems to access clean drinking water, especially in the dry and rural zones of the country.

This project is implemented by the Austrian company M-U-T Maschinen-Umwelttechnik-Transportanlagen GmbH. It consists of constructing facilities to transform water from the Mahaveli River into safe drinking water and expanding public water supply facilities in the region. The new Water Supply plant gives the people of 29 Grama Niladhari Divisions in Mahiyangana and Rideemaliyadda access to pure water.

The water treatment plant will have a capacity of 6500m³/day with a 500m³ water tower and a 32.4km distribution system. The Unicredit, Bank Austria contributed a concessional credit soft loan of 10,404,934€ to launch this project.

Present to the opening ceremony were Ministers Rauff Hakeem and Harin Fernando, States Ministers Sudarshini Fernandopulle and Lakshman Seneviratne, Uva Chief Minister Chamara Sampath Dassanayake and Acting Austrian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Georg Zehetner.