Access Engineering Plc, one of the foremost civil engineering companies in Sri Lanka was recently awarded the construction of Deduru Oya Water Supply Project, Ridi Bendi Ela, Maho.
Recognizing the urgent requirement to halt and turn back 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 the Government of 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 scope of the works awarded to Access Engineering PLC, includes the construction of an intake pump station (16,500M3/day capacity) at the left canal bank of Deduru Oya reservoir, Potuwewa water treatment plant (15,000 M3 per day capacity), water storage tanks at Maho ( 1000m3) capacity and Nagollagama (750 m3) and the laying of raw water main 500mm dia 3.5km long Di pipe line from the intake to Treatment Plant at Pothuwewa, laying of clear water transmission for 26 km from water treatment plant to Nagallagama and Maho and the installation of distribution network for 164 km of diameters from 100mm – 300mm (PVC & HDPE).
“Progressing the project amidst the dry spell would be quiet tedious, but the engineering team of Access Engineering PLC will work in maximum capacity in order to complete project which has a direct benefit to the deserving communities around within the scheduled project time period,” said Saman Abeykoon, the Project Manager of Access Engineering for the construction of Deduru Oya Water Treatment Plant Project.