New project to improve irrigation reservoir capacity
The World Bank's International Development Association has approved a loan of 110 million dollars for a new project to improve the storage capacity of all irrigation reservoirs to face the impact of climate change.
The new project will be launched by the Irrigation and Water Resoruces Management Ministry to face the impact of climate change.
The work is to be completed within 5 years.
Sri Lanka has one of the oldest traditional irrigation systems in the world, dating back as far as 500 BC.