City Planning and Water Supply Minister Rauff ilakeem said that nearly 95% of the population has pipe-borne drinking water up to now and plans have been made to provide drinking water to another 15% within the next two years.
He made these remarks while addressing the opening ceremony of the Korathota water supply project, which was completed at a cost of Rs. 159 million recently.
The Minister said for the first time In history the Government is working with the private sector on water projects.
The minister further said that without such projects the Government cannot provide water to all the people and adding the Government spends Rs. 98 to clean 1,000 liters of water but the consumer is charged only Rs. 12.