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Monday, May 14, 2012 - 06.01 GMT
Malwathu oya project to get off ground


The Government will commence the proposed lower Malwathu Oya reservoir project close to Thantirimale at the Anuradhapura-Mannar District boundary soon.

The dam of the reservoir would be 3 1/2 kilometres in length, reported the MCND.

"The capacity of the reservoir will be 185,000 acre-feet. Around 7,000 hectares would get submerged for the tank, said Mannar Chief Irrigation Engineer Palitha Wickramatilake.

The project will solve the Mannar District water problem. A hydro power station will be installed at the centre of the dam, Wickramatilake said.

He said the main tanks in Mannar, such as the Giant tank, Agathimuruppu tank and the Viyadikulam tank would get water throughout the year from the scheme.




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