Long Term Agreement for the Provision of Surveying & Construction Designs, BOQ Estimations, Evaluations, Construction Supervision & Quality Assurance Services to Village Irrigation Cascade Systems in Sri Lanka
Contract No: LTA/GCF/2017/02
The Long-Term Agreement between United Nations Development Programme and Infotechs IDEAS was signed in September 2017
In order to address the climate change adaption issues, the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment (MMDE) with the assistance of United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in collaboration with the Department of National Planning (NPD), Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resource Management (MIWRM), Ministry of Agriculture (MA), Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply and Ministry of Disaster Management secured funds fromthe Green Climate Fund (GCF) to implement the Climate Resilient Integrated Water Management Project (CRIWMP). This 7 year project (from 2017-2024) aimed at strengthening the resilience of Smallholder farmers in the Dry Zone to climate variability and extreme events. The project will directly benefit 750,000 people living in the area directly through investments in irrigation, drinking water and disaster risk management and further 770,000 people with indirect benefits from the project interventions in capacities and early warning systems.
Infotechs IDEAS is presently providing the consultancy services for two cascades namely;
1. Palugaswewa cascade in Palugaswewa DS Division in Anuradhapura District
2. Thudduvaikulam Cascade in Vavuniya/Anuradharapura District
Palugaswewa cascade in Palugaswewa Divisional Secretariat Division in Anuradhapura District
The agreement between UNDP and Infotechs IDEAS was signed in August 2017 at Colombo. The cascade consists a total of 9 tanks in the Palugaswewa DS Division.
Presently the consultants have completed the Phase 1 Surveys and Designs and the Phase 2 of the project, Construction Supervision and Quality Assurance is ongoing.
Thudduvaikulam Cascade in Vavuniya/Anuradharapura District
Infotechs IDEAS as the consultancy firm is responsible in providing services for surveys and designs, construction supervision and quality assurance and managing defect liability period in Thudduvaikulam Cascade in Vavuniya/Anuradharapura District. The Cascade consists of 38 Village Irrigation Systems, including 5 small anicut systems.
The project period is from February 2018 to December 2019, which consist of 3 Phases. Presently around 20% of the work on this assignment has been completed.
Visit the UNDP and CRIWMP websites for more details on the CRIWM Project.