Roads to Progress
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $800 million in stages to connect 1,000 villages of Sri Lanka to the country’s major road network. Sri Widowati, Country Director for ADB’s Resident Mission in Sri Lanka, has said that the country would receive $100 million in September and another $100 million in December if everything goes well.
The ADB is already in the process of financing the expansion of water
supply systems in key urban areas, including Colombo, with the aim of ensuring 24/7 water supply, higher quality standards, adequate coverage and lower water leakages. At the same time, ADB also supported the coverage expansion of urban sewerage to reduce pollution and improve health conditions.