Maga Engineering, Sri Lanka’s leading construction company, announced that it has commenced work on two key water supply projects: Towns East of Colombo District Water Supply Project (Package 2) and Galagedera-Mawathagama Water Supply Project.
Spearheaded by the National Water Supply and Drainage Board to fulfil the Government’s objective of providing purified sustainable drinking water, both projects aim to provide pipe borne water supply to an estimated population of 400,000 in the eastern part of the Colombo District and Galagedara, Paragahadeniya and Mawathagama areas of Kurunegala and Kandy Districts.
Constructed at a value of 4.8 billion rupees and funded by the Bank of Ceylon, Towns East of Colombo District Water Supply Project comprises the construction of a 18,000m3 capacity ground reservoir, supply and laying of 1,000 mm diameter DI transmission line of 8 km and HDPE line of 7 km from Iridapola Junction to Meepe. The project will be completed and handed over in August 2018.
Galagedera-Mawathagama Water Supply Project comprises the construction of a 1000m3 capacity elevated tower, 450m3 capacity ground reservoir and supply and laying of 250mm diameter DI & HDPE transmission line of 27 km, along with 113 km long distribution system. Constructed at a value of Rs. 3.2 billion and funded by the DFCC Bank PLC, the project will be completed and handed over in September 2018.
Commenting on the project, Maga Engineering Director Mega Kularatne said, “We are committed to complete these projects on schedule and bring uninterrupted supply of high quality drinking water to the residents of these areas and support Government’s vision to provide access to 100% safe water by 2025 and 60% pipe born water supply by 2020. We are proud to partner the National Water Supply and Drainage Board in this endeavour.”
The foundation laying ceremony of the Galagedera-Mawathagama was recently held in Galagedera under the patronage of Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage Rauff Hakeem.