The overall goal of the Project is to contribute to poverty alleviation efforts and to promote human development, by improving access to safe water and sanitation of poor populations, thereby decreasing water borne diseases and reducing the amount of resouces spent in these activities. The Project objectives are to (a) provide safe water to 969,000 people and sanitation to 171,500 in five urban areas and in the rural districts of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura; and (b) increase the capacity of the Government of Sri Lanka to provide safe water by institutional strengthening of the water sector institutions.
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