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Poor Economic Advancement & Community Enhancement (PEACE) Project
JBIC (JICA) assisted Pro Poor Economic Advancement & Community Enhancement (PEACE) Project : Kurunegala – Anuradhapura component
Client: Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resource Management
Client Address: No. 500, T.B. Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka
Source of Funding: JBIC (JICA)
Approx. Value Contract: USD 8.0 million
Approx. Value of Services: USD 2.3 million
Location: Kurunegala, and Anuradhapura Districts
Start Date: July 2006
End Date: January 2012
Duration of Assignment: 65 months
Name of Associated Consultants: Nippon Koei Co Japan
EML Consultants Sri Lanka
Description of the Project: The project objective was to improve 8 major, 12 medium and 80 minor irrigation systems in the Kurunegala and Anuradhapura including rehabilitation of main, and branch canals in major and medium schemes and main, secondary and tertiary canals in minor schemes together with the improvement of relevant rural and agricultural roads and farmer centres.
Scope of Work:
  • Assessed the surface water availability, utilization trends and water demand, developed water balance methodologies, prepared proposals to mitigate water pollution and proposals for water conservation.
  • Prepared development plans, annual work plans and implementation schedules.
  • Involved in technical design, construction management, monitoring and evaluation of project activities, reviewed and updated rehabilitation needs and designed required facilities.
  • In consultation with farmer organizations and other stakeholders the consultants identified design criteria, prepared BOQs, estimates, carried out construction supervision for all works.
  • Carried out quality control mechanism for works.
  • Other activities included checking measurements and invoices and recommending payments.
  • Carried out periodic supervision, identified rectification works, carried out designs, prepared drawings, specifications, cost estimates and tender documents for rehabilitation of agricultural roads. The consultants also prepared specifications and tender documents for O & M equipment and assisted in tender procedures.