SL invests in a water project in Uganda

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The Sri Lanka government has earmarked $150m to provide safe water to the people of western Uganda.
 
M/s VATech Wabag, one of the top five leading water solutions providers in the world, recently sent a three-man delegation from its Sri Lanka unit to explore Uganda's potential in the water sector.
 
The firm has offices in over 33 countries across the world and over 90 years of experience in providing water solutions and inancing options. The move followed President Yoweri Museveni's visit to Sri Lanka last year, where he was impressed with the country's advanced state of water treatment and distribution and requested assistance from technologically competent companies  to provide similar sustainable solutions in Uganda.
 
Meeting the President at State House Entebbe, Taher Jafferjee, Arvind Dullu and Zahid Jafferjee expressed their desire and eagerness to provide safe water to Ugandans. The meeting was attended by the water minister, the National Water and Sewerage Cooperation managing director, Eng. Alex Gisagara and the Consul General of Sri Lanka, Kana V Kananathan.
 
Last November Museveni was in Sri Lanka on three day state visit. During his sojourn there he assured the government that Uganda needed investors with real money. (allafrica)
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  • Lankan Wednesday, 13 February 2013 06:31 AM

    our rural area peoples still walking for water miles away. our government do this for our generation. who voted voters should think well next election.

    Muhammad Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Halal certified ? via DM Android App

    John Wednesday, 13 February 2013 06:44 AM

    There are parts of the island even tap water is not available - surely we must ensure every SLn home has access to clean water first?!

    conty Wednesday, 13 February 2013 03:17 AM

    Your name says it all Lucky!!!!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 13 February 2013 07:22 AM

    At least Ugandan President visited Sri Lanka and clinched a deal to provide safe water to its citizens with help from our country. But, one wonders what assistance we are going to provide to Swaziland subsequent to the visit of their King to our country. perhaps, import of some reeds or a by-product of it?

    sach Wednesday, 13 February 2013 03:37 AM

    i think these $$$ are earned by the company, not SL. but SL gov spends for the cost.

    Joker Wednesday, 13 February 2013 03:43 AM

    Joke of the day!! Ha Ha aa

    Nafly Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Asian highest density and purest water located in Galboda.. (between Nawalapitiya and Watawala). How many peoples know this? Go ahead... Good move.. via DM Android App

    Punny Pellow Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:41 AM

    Api kalu the?

    edward Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:58 AM

    Its good to hear that SL got quilified people to do those , this show the world our small island have great people

    Lucky Weeramantry Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:58 AM

    Nice Way Of Getting Their UN Vote.Why Not Export A Consignment Pure Green Tea Free To All Tough Talking Countries. At Least We Be Sure Of Some Sympathy Votes.

    Lucky Weeramantry Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:28 AM

    I Drink American Water So It Doesn't Matter To Me

    Lucky Weeramantry Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:30 AM

    But We Have Daily Water cuts

    KD Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:33 AM

    Charity and investments are 2 words with different meanings. Maybe you should read it again. M/s VATech Wabag sent their employees from its Sri Lanka unit to explore Uganda's potential in the water sector which will bring much needed $$$ for SL. If only we could tap into the wealth of experience and knowledge that a lot of SL in SL and overseas, we might just be another Singapore in the making. Instead we will all worry about a Halal emblem and get our knickers in twist. Way to go!

    mohan Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:55 AM

    it's not a charity , payment for Last Vote @ UNCHR

    kariyawasam Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:58 AM

    Mean Now, we are now sending water to them or drink water without tax

    VEDDAH Monday, 18 February 2013 08:59 AM

    WELL THIS IS ANOTHER WAY OF OUR Rulers
    MAKING MONEY. TO SAFELY STACK AWAY IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES. WE ARE STRUGGLING TO LIVE,AND
    DOING CHARITY. IN AFRICA.
    AS A VEDDAH I THINK YOU SINGhALAYAS MUST GET YOUR HEADS EXAMINED!!!!!!!!!!!!

    singing fish Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:49 PM

    Charity begin at home.

    MagodisThuma Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:38 AM

    Loketa Parakaase...Gedarata Maragaathe !

    Shiffy Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:40 AM

    So what? Even thats a problem for us people? And for your info, VATech Wabag is not a Sri lankan company. Its a multinational. Only people from its Sri lankan unit went. It's good news for everyone. Atleast no one here is dying for lack of water!

    Adam Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:00 AM

    What is this? We dont have money for basic necessities. Gov borrow money at a higher rate to cover up the deficiency in the budget. Uganda is gifted with the money borrowed. The essence of wonder of Asia!!!!!. via DM iPad app

    Adam Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:00 AM

    What is this? We dont have money for basic necessities. Gov borrow money at a higher rate to cover up the deficiency in the budget. Uganda is gifted with the money borrowed. The essence of wonder of Asia!!!!!. via DM iPad app


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