Sri Lanka Water Resources Management Program (WARM-P) (WB-P166865)

  • Sri Lanka
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Ma Oya, Deduru Oya, Mee Oya, Walawe River basin, Upper Mahaweli River basin
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 14, 2019
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Government of Sri Lanka
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 170.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 170.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Nov 26, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2018

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Project Description

The bank stated that "the development objective of the project is to improve water resources planning, development, and management in Sri Lanka." The project components include:

Component 1: Watershed Restoration, Management and Related Infrastructure

Component 2: Water Resources Management (WRM) Infrastructure Rehabilitation

Component 3: Strengthening Institutions for Water Resources Management

Component 5: Project Implementation, Monitoring and Management

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
World Bank
Shyam KC
Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist

Ministry of National
Policies and Economic Affairs

Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment
Anura Dissanayeke


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