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dc.contributor.advisor RANASINGHE, KAMK
dc.contributor.author Dharmapala, NHDP
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-12T10:57:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-12T10:57:25Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/1603
dc.description.abstract Development of new infrastructure, providing social services efficiently and effectively, and better targeting of services to those in most need, are critical to alleviate poverty and provide economic opportunities for the less fortunate. Reforms using "quasi- public" contracts, commercializing public agencies, contracting out specific services to the private sector, and transferring responsibility for providing services to the private sector would be better alternatives to leverage with private sector skills and resources. Small-scale entrepreneurs and urban poor communities are the focus of this paper in developing a model as a feasible strategy of private sector financing of development and operation of water services for improved efficiency and reduced wastage. The case study on urban water supply at Halgahakumbura low-income settlement is developed using base data of various pilot studies of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board in the recent past and the recent initiative of 'Pro-poor Public-Private Community Partnership' to provide an individual water connections in urban low income settlements. The analysis shows that further subsidy is required to make the project viable. It is clear that in order to reap the maximum benefit to the economy as well as attracting competitive private service providers, the users should pay the full cost of service. If the social affordability level is inadequate, then the Government should complement user fees with a carefully targeted subsidy payment, ensuring the subsidy to those in most need.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT-THESISURBAN POOR-WATER SUPPLY ; WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
dc.title Public-private partnerships for water supply to urban poor
dc.type Thesis-Abstract
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree MSc en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.date.accept 2007
dc.identifier.accno 89560 en_US


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