Sri Lanka: Anuradhapura Wastewater Management Project (AIIB-000075)

  • Sri Lanka
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  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Apr 1, 2019
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Government of Sri Lanka
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  • Construction
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 120.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020

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Project Description

The objective is to increase access to improved sanitation services and reduce wastewater pollution in Anuradhapura city. The project components are comprised of; the construction of a New Sewerage System: household connections, sewerage pipelines, pumping stations, pumping mains, a wastewater treatment plant and an outfall sewer, and to support strengthening the capacity of both National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB) and the Project Management Unit (PMU) for project management and administration

Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Agence Française de Développement US$ 50 million
Goverment of Sri Lanka US$ 20 million


Contact Information
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Mr. Chuanzhi Su
Project Team Leader/Senior
Investment Operations Specialist
Tel: +86 10 8358 0176
Agence Française de Développement
Mr.Martin Parent
Sri Lanka Country Director
Tel:+9411529 9781
Ms. Madara Sevwandi De Silva
Director, External Resources Department, Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs
Tel:+94 11 248 4717
Implementation Agency
Mr.Deepthi U. Sumanasekera
General Manager
National Water Supply & Drainage Board
Tel:+94 11 2635990


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