Sri Lanka: 77,000 People in Poor Households to Benefit from Increased Access to Sanitation Services
News Release No 2012/01
Jacqueline Sibanda, tel. (+1) 202 458 2974
Sandya Salgado, tel. (+94) 11 5561 325
Colombo, February 2012 – The World Bank, acting as administrator for the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA), has approved a grant of US$5.08 million to increase access to domestic sanitation for low-income households. The grant will subsidize the cost of improved access to sanitation services for households located in areas around Colombo, where the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB) manages sanitation services. An estimated 13,100 households or 65,500 people are expected to benefit from new connections to networked sewerage; and another 2,300 households or 11,500 people from improvements to existing on-site sanitation systems.