Budget Speech para. 43: "Mr.Speaker, in spite of the country reaching middle income status, and in spite of millions of rupees being invested in sophisticated expressway projects, city developments, etc., almost 260,000 houses in the country are without sanitary facilities. For example, the Hambantota District, which saw a splurge of mega projects in the form of California style Highways, Chinese style Conference Halls and Sports Stadiums, have over 15,000 people without even the most basic of sanitary facilities. As such, we will provide all such houses in the country with sanitation facilities within two years, benefitting almost 1 million of our citizens."
No information was received under the request for information filed under the Right to Information Act No 12 of 2016 (RTI request). The RTI request was filed with the ministry on the 12 March 2020. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the timelines for the receipt of information was calculated excluding the period 16 March to 10 May 2020. However, information was not received by the expected dates. No information was available through webchecks.
No information is available to determine the progress of the promise.
The Ministry of Urban Development, Water Supply and Housing Facilities was ranked 8th out of 16 government institutions assessed in 2019. The rank was determined based on the weighted average score of 61.3 received by the ministry (weighted average based on allocation). This score was based on the disclosure of information on 7 proposals assessed in 2019, which were under the purview of the ministry.
Budget Speech para. 129 & para. 141: Fully usable information was obtained for both proposals through the website of the ministry.
Budget Speech para. 134: Fully usable information for the proposal was obtained through a request filed under the Right To Information Act and was received within the stipulated timelines.
Budget Speech para. 43 & para. 139: Partially usable information was obtained for both proposals through the website of the Department of Project Management & Monitoring.
Budget Speech para. 44 & para. 130: No information on progress was available for the proposals.
For detailed information on the method of calculating the weighted average scores: http://www.budgetpromises.org/en/how-it-works
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