Access Engineering rehabilitates flood-damaged major irrigation infrastructure in Batticaloa
Dec 27, 2016 – Access Engineering PLC, one of the foremost civil engineering companies in Sri Lanka, successfully concluded rehabilitation of flood damaged major irrigation infrastructure in Batticaloa District under the Climate Resilience Improvement Project recently.
The Climate Resilience Improvement Project is part of the comprehensive Disaster Risk Management (DRM) program earmarked by the Government of Sri Lanka to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change and to adapt the stock of infrastructure to the ones that could improve the capacity to withstand natural disasters.
The project is jointly funded by World Bank and the Government of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is the first South Asian Country to access an innovative form of World Bank financing that provides immediate payouts after a major catastrophe.
Recognising that the country suffers a rainfall pattern and water related climate vulnerability which is likely to intensify in the years to come, nine river basins were recognised to carry out flood and drought hazard modeling under the flood risk mitigation component of the project which primarily focus on rehabilitating infrastructure damaged by recent floods or those particularly at risk to future floods.
Furthering the cause, the contract of the Improvement to Sammugarajah Anicut, Reconstruction of Nelluchchanai Anicut, Reconstruction of Kayamadu Regulator, Improvement and Rehabilitation of T11 channel and Widening, Straightening the Moongil Aru from D/S of Muniwaram Anicut to U/S of Muhathuwaram Anicut in Navakiri Scheme in Batticaloa District was entrusted to Access Engineering PLC by the Irrigation Department. The consultancy services for the project was also provided by the Irrigation Department and the project was successfully completed in September.