Access Engineering PLC, one of the foremost civil engineering companies in Sri Lanka, is making a swift progress in the construction of the Deduru Oya water supply project, Ridi Bendi Ela, Maho.
Recognising the urgent requirement to control the growing threat of chronic diseases rapidly spreading across the areas of Nagollagama, Maho and Polpithigama, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board spearheaded the said project together with Kolon Global Corporation of Korea in order to provide safe drinking water to the surrounding communities.
The water treatment plant in construction is of a capacity of 15,000m3/day and is to hold raw water intake of 16,500m3/day. Three numbers of overhead tanks of capacities of 1,000m3, 750m3, 1,500m3 are planned to be built in Maho, Nagollagama and Polpithigama, respectively.
While the project is executed by the National Water and Drainage Board and is funded by the Government of Sri Lanka and Government of South Korea, the construction work of the project is awarded to Kolon Global Corporation. The major parts of the construction work were subsequently subcontracted to Access Engineering PLC.
“The intense weather condition in the surrounding is quiet challenging for the project to progress as projected as it has direct impact on the temperature control of the concrete used in operations. Yet, the engineering team of Access Engineering PLC is exercising alternative efforts to ensure the work progress in maximum capacity in order to complete the project as scheduled prior,” said Access Engineering Deduru Oya Water Treatment Plant Construction Project Manager Saman Abeykoon.