MGC took on a project management role, strengthening open communication amongst all stakeholders to ensure the rapid rehabilitation of the region’s irrigation infrastructure. The project delivered on improved on- farm and off- farm water management practices and a fully functional, operational and sustainable irrigation system across the valley.
MGC was involved in two parts of the PEACE Project; the first phase was the rehabilitation of main and branch canals in 8 major and 12 medium schemes, and the rehabilitation of secondary and tertiary canals in 80 minor irrigation systems across the districts of Kurunegala and Anuradhapura covering an irrigation area of 18,200ha. This phase also involved the restoration and improvement of connected rural agricultural roads and farmer centers.
MGC took on the detailed designs of the main and branch canals following a feasibility study of the area that resulted in identifying 10,000ha of the total 18,000ha on the right bank that could be utilized for irrigated agriculture. Our project scope also involved the preparation of tender documents and the development plan for the project, all of which were completed successfully within the scheduled timelines.
MGC coordinated with the MCUDP to support the DMCC with technical assistance and support services, including surveys, detailed engineering designs, preparation of construction drawings, bidding documents,tendering, tender evaluation, procurement activities, quality control and construction supervision.
MGC was involved in the design and construction supervision of the project including the rehabilitation of existing canal systems, contributing to creating and stabilizing the biodiversity of the Lunawa ecosystem that will lead to the eventual restoration of its natural habitat. A storm water drainage system was also designed and constructed to improve the living conditions of the Lunawa community. With a limited working space in a densely
populated area, all construction activities were carried out with diversion of traffic as well as water. In addition, underground utility facilities such as water lines and telecom cables were also protected and managed accordingly.