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60 million USD loan from Asian Development Bank for kidney disease prevention
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The Asian Development Bank has agreed to an additional 60 million dollars loan to provide drinking water facilities to areas prone to chronic kidney disease.

Country Director of the ADB's Sri Lanka Resident Mission Sri Widowati yesterday signed the grant agreement on behalf of the ADB while Secretary to the Treasury of the Ministry of Finance, signed on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka.

The additional funds are expected to be utilized in projects related to providing safe drinking water as a solution to prevent Chronic Kidney Disease. 

The projects will be set up in the districts of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Matale, Badulla, Monaragala, Puttalam and Kurunegala.

In addition, the project will also contribute to improving priority infrastructure and basic services delivery in 29 local areas in the Western, Southern, Central, North Western and Uva Provinces.

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