Provincial Road Development Project (PRDP) in Central & Sabaragamuwa Provinces funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Increased recognition of the rural communities is reflected in the upgrading of secondary roads. MGC along with Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd (MGC) is a chosen implementer for the project funded by the Japan International Cooperation (JICA)
The ultimate objective of the Provincial Road Development Project (PRDP) is the growth of the local economy through the improvement of the road network by rehabilitating and upgrading 365 km of secondary roads (Class C & D), construction of associated bridges and major drainage work in the districts of Kandy, Matale, and Nuwara Eliya of the Central Province and in the districts of Ratnapura and Kegalle in the Sabaragamuwa Province. This project includes an institutional development programme to strengthen the capacity of the Provincial Road Development Authority and the Engineering Departments in the provinces to manage and maintain the provincial roads. The project envisages improving suitable feeder roads in collaboration with the Community Based Organisations (CBOs) to enhance the socio-economic benefits of the project.
The project funded by JICA is implemented by the Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils. Commenced in October 2011 the project will complete in May 2015. MGC and ECL maintain a Joint Venture (JV) partnership to contribute for the implementation of this project. The JV has deployed a team of national and international professionals and provides contract administration and construction supervision of the project.
The project identifies and monitors the factors affecting the natural environmental system of project area including air quality, water quality, noise level, waste management, etc., according to the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) and the Guidelines for Compliance of Environmental and Social Standards of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)