Project No. 47381-002-SRI (SF) – ADB
ADB and GoSL funded MWSIP contract was signed in December 2015 at the Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment.
The Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program (MWSIP) is the final stage of the Mahaweli Development Plan (MDP), which has been pivotal in meeting national development goals. The North Central Province Canal Project (NCPCP) is an outstanding investment component of MDP: Phase 1 of NCPCP will transfer water from the Mahaweli River Basin to existing reservoirs in the Central, North Central and North Western Provinces, and Phase 2 will extend the transfer of water from the North Central Province reservoirs to the Northern Province. They commenced mobilising to Colombo on 1 December 2015. The PMDSC will assist the PMU over a period of five years with designs, procurement of civil construction contracts and consulting services, supervision of construction works and preparation of Phase 2 investments.
This project is led by one of the top international project management companies in Germany “Lahmeyer International GmbH”, in a consortium with GeoConsult ZT GmbH, and in association with Infotech IDEAS (Sri Lanka), Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd (Sri Lanka), and NIRAS (Denmark).
Presently we have completed around 80% of the designing work and around 10% of implementation work under this project.
The project period is scheduled from December 2015 to November 2020. However, there is a tendency to extend this project till 2024.
Link to official Project webpage: http://www.mwsip.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=featured&Itemid=101&lang=en