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HNB in safe drinking water project in Anuradhapura


Picture shows Mr.Rajendra Theagarajah, Managing Director/CEO of HNB and Mr J. R. P. M. Paiva- Deputy General Manager -HR and Administration at the launch of the Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Project in Gonewa.

HNB has extended the safe drinking water and sanitation project to Gonewa, a village 22 km from Anuradhapura. The bank said in a press release that the villagers in Gonewa lacked sufficient sanitation facilities and access to fresh water prior to the launch of this project.

HNB said it embarked on this safe drinking water and sanitation programme in 2008 following the millennium development goal of providing safe drinking water and sanitation as identified by the United Nations Organization.

The first two projects under this scheme were launched in Siruthopu, (a village in Mannar District) and Araly (a village in Jaffna District).

Through these projects more than 700 families are benefiting with access to wells and tanks that have been built along with taps in central areas of these villages providing the much-needed solution to the dire water and sanitation problems faced by the people in these areas, the bank said. The HNB Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Project has been initiated with the guidance of J.R.P.M.Paiva, Deputy General Manager – HR and Administration who is heading the CSR initiative of the bank to provide safe drinking water.

The HNB plans to initiate similar projects in Puttalam, Vakarai and Kataragama in the near future.

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