Second phase of UKHP Project: Contract for civil construction work
COLOMBO: The contract for the Civil Construction work in connection
with the second phase of Upper Kotmale Hydro Power (UKHP) Project that
amounted to Rs. 10.7 billion was signed between the Ceylon Electricity
Board and a Japanese Company recently at the CEB headquarters, an
official for the Power and Energy Ministry said.
CEB Chairman W.A.S. Perera and Deputy Chairman K.A. Ranaweera on
behalf of the CEB and General Manager Tadac Tanka and Deputy Project
Manager of the Sri Lankan office Shuya Agatsuma signed the agreement on
behalf of the Mayoda company Japan.
The contract would cover the construction of the 35m tall dam
proximity to the Talawakelle Town, 35 km long tunnel and the under
ground power house. The estimated cost of phase two of the project would
be Rs. 10.7 billion, the official said.
He further said that the first phase of the project included the
construction of a housing scheme for the 490 displaced families and the
development of the infrastructure in the area and added that the houses
would be handed over to the families by the end of the December.
He added that the construction of the second phase would be
inaugurated by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in January next year.
The Upper Kotmale Hydro Power plant when commissioned would add 150
MW to the National Grid.
CEB General Manager D.R. Pulleperuma, Project Director Shveendranath
Fernando also participated at the occasion.