Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 8:20
President instructs to Expedite Morana irrigation water supplying project to UVA.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa inspected the ongoing work at Morana reservoir and irrigation project in Nagadeepa, Mahiyanganaya yesterday.
During the visit, the President instructed officials to complete the construction of the project before the end of 2015 as scheduled.
The construction of the Nagadeepa Scheme and providing irrigation facilities for additional lands in Morana area by constructing Morana reservoir across Ulhitiya Oya will benefit over 1,200 families in the area.
The project constructed at a cost of 1,700 million rupees will help alleviate the drinking water scarcity in the area while helping to cultivate both paddy and other food crops in over 5,000 acres in both Yala and Maha seasons.