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Sri Lanka PM attends inaugurating ceremony of POWERCHINA project

Updated: 2019-09-27

Built by POWERCHINA, the inaugurating ceremony of the Kandy North Pathadumbara Integrated Water Supply Project in Sri Lanka was held on Sept 21.

The inaugurating ceremony was attended by Ranil Wickremesinghe, Primer Minister of Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan, Chinese ambassador to Sri Lanka, as well as other representatives of POWERCHINA and Sri Lanka.

In his speech, Wickremesinghe stated that the project is the largest municipal water supply project in Sri Lanka's current network, adding that the long-awaited project will benefit nearly 500,000 people in the Kandy area.

Sri Lanka PM attends inaugurating ceremony of POWERCHINA project

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe gives a speech at the inaugurating ceremony. [Photo/POWERCHINA]

He also expressed gratitude to the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka, the Export-Import Bank of China, and POWERCHINA for their support and efforts in the promotion of the project, adding that he hopes that China and Sri Lanka will continue to promote cooperation in the future.

Cheng said that the water supply project is a key cooperation project between China and Sri Lanka to jointly promote the development of infrastructure in Sri Lanka and improve the people's livelihoods in Kandy.

Relying on the Belt and Road Initiative, the two countries will continue to promote all-round friendly cooperation and the vigorous development of China-Sri Lanka friendly relations, Cheng added.

Sri Lanka PM attends inaugurating ceremony of POWERCHINA project

Cheng Xueyuan, Chinese ambassador to Sri Lanka, speaks at the inaugurating ceremony. [Photo/POWERCHINA]

Located in Kandy, the second largest city in Sri Lanka, the project adopted the design and construction general contracting model. It was financed by the Export-Import Bank of China.

The project is distributed in six administrative areas in the northern part of Kandy, with a construction area of approximately 318 square kilometers.

The project's main construction include 83 km in water supply pipelines, 567 km in water distribution pipelines, 29 water pools, and 18 pumping stations for civil construction and electromechanical installation, as well as the water treatment plant, clear water basin, filtration system, and silt drying tank.

 

斯里兰卡总理出席康提供水项目开工仪式

9月21日,由中国电建承建的斯里兰卡康提北部帕特杜玛巴若综合供水工程项目开工仪式隆重举行。斯里兰卡总理维克勒马辛哈、城市规划和供水及高等教育部部长拉夫•哈提姆等政要,中国驻斯里兰卡大使程学源、中国进出口银行斯里兰卡工作组组长马翔、中国电建代表等出席活动。康提地区数百名斯里兰卡当地群众参加仪式。

下午2点钟,仪式现场彩旗飘扬,身着传统服饰的舞者在阵阵鼓声中以乐舞的形式表达对来宾的热烈欢迎,维克勒马辛哈总理和程学源大使一同为项目开工纪念碑揭牌,并在斯里兰卡高僧的诵经声中,与斯方部长一同在工区分别放置8块奠基石。随后一行人来到多勒葛莫瓦区学校广场参加庆典集会。

维克勒马辛哈总理在讲话中表示,康提供水项目是斯里兰卡目前管网覆盖范围最大的市政供水项目,是康提地区近50万人民期盼已久的惠民项目,感谢中国驻斯里兰卡大使馆、中国进出口银行、中国电建在此项目推进过程中提供的支持和作出的努力,希望未来中斯双方能继续推进友好合作。

程学源大使表示,康提供水项目是中斯双方携手共同促进斯里兰卡基础设施发展,改善康提古都人民民生的重点合作项目,祝愿两国建设者凝聚智慧、齐心协力,以高标准、高质量把这个项目建设好、维护好,早日完成近50万康提北部地区民众的心愿。中斯两国友谊历史悠久,两国人民情同手足,未来更会在习近平主席提出的“构建人类命运共同体”理念指引下,紧跟“一带一路”倡议,持之以恒推进全方位友好合作,推动中斯友好关系健康蓬勃发展。

康提北部帕特杜玛巴若综合供水工程项目位于斯里兰卡第二大城市康提市,采用设计施工总承包合同模式。该项目由中国进出口银行提供贷款支持,是中国电建在斯里兰卡首个“两优”项目。项目于2019年8月21日收到开工令。项目分布在康提北部6个行政区域,施工范围大约为318平方公里。主要施工内容包括:铺设83公里供水管道、铺设567公里配水管道,29个水池和18个泵站土建施工及机电安装,水处理厂清水池、过滤系统、淤泥干化池等土建施工及机电安装等。