World Bank supports Sri Lanka with $56 million to mitigate COVID-19 impacts

The World Bank has reallocated $56 million from ongoing projects in Sri Lanka to protect the most vulnerable in the agriculture sector, improve COVID-19 protection measures on public transport, facilitate tele-education for school children, and provide digital solutions to improve delivery of public services

Sep 12, 2020
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The World Bank has reallocated $56 million from ongoing projects in Sri Lanka to protect the most vulnerable in the agriculture sector, improve COVID-19 protection measures on public transport, facilitate tele-education for school children, and provide digital solutions to improve delivery of public services.

This new financing complements the $128.6 million Sri Lanka COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Project, which was approved on April 2.

“We have been working closely with the Government of Sri Lanka to support its COVID-19 emergency response and prepare for a resilient recovery," said Faris H. Hadad-Zervos, World Bank Country Director for Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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