China donates water purifiers to CKD affected parts of Sri Lanka

China has donated water purifiers to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affected parts of Sri Lanka.

China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) donated six water purifiers to be used by residents of villages in the East and North Central provinces.

The purifiers were presented by Project Executive Manager Yang Wei of the CMEC to the Chief Prelate of the Mihintale Rajamaha viharaya, the Venerable Walahahangunawawe Dharmarathana Thero, at a ceremony held today.

CMEC is currently implementing a water project under the Gampaha, Attanagalla and Minuwangoda Integrated Water Supply scheme which will supply clean water for 600,000 people in the Western province.

Each of the purifiers donated by CMEC can provide drinking water for 250 families and the machines are to be installed in areas that are worst affected by CKD.

A high number of residents in these villages are prone to CKD due to a lack of clean drinking water.

Chief Engineer of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Engineer Buddhika Hettiarachchi of the North Central Province would be overseeing the installation of the purifiers. (Ceylon China Times)

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