MEDIA CENTER FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF SRI LANKA
MORAGAHAKANDA-KALUGANGA IRRIGATION PROJECT PROGRESSING ON SCHEDULE.
The total cost of the project has been estimated as Rs. 64,358 Million, which will be funded by several foreign countries and aid organisations. Kuwait has already given Rs. 37 million for this project and the rest of the funds required are being provided by the Saudi Arabian government, the OPEC Fund for International Development, and the Japanese government.
The Mahaweli Authority will complete construction of one Saddle Dam of the project before the end of this year. The hydro power plant coming under this project will generate 20MW and it will be added to the National Grid.
The project is expected to be completed in 2015.(niz)