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Twelve tanks undergo renovation

Hiriyala Irrigation Engineer Dasan Rathnayake told the Daily News that steps have been taken to renovate 12 tanks in the Hiriyala Division at a cost of Rs. 26 million.

These tanks are being renovated under the ‘Vision of Prosperity policy framework of the Government led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to solve the water problem faced by farmers. 

“Farmers are facing great difficulties in obtaining water for their cultivation purposes as these tanks have not been dredged or renovated for a long time and are covered with aquatic plants,” said Engineer Ratnayake, who is in charge of the project.

He said that under this programme, four tanks in the Ibbagamuwa Division, five tanks in the Mawathagama Division and three tanks in the Ganewatte Division are being renovated. 

Renovation work on two tanks in the Ibbagamuwa Division and one tank in the Ganewatte Division have already been completed while 65 percent of the work on the other tanks too has been completed and the entire project is to be completed before the end of this year.

Engineer Ratnayake said that estimates for the renovation of another 12 tanks in the Division have been sent to the Head Office for approval. The estimated cost is Rs 50 million. Work on these tanks will commence as soon as the estimates are approved, he said.

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