- Published on 11 January 2017
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The release of the maiden waters of the Moragahakanda Reservoir took place this morning under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. More than 94,000 hectares of land will be ploughed under the multipurpose project. The Moragahakanda Reservoir spans 29 square kilometers. The total cost of the project is estimated at 1150 million US Dollars. The construction of the dams of the reservoir has entered the final phase.
The President also launched the construction of the Elahera main canal Project. The Moragahakanda Reservoir will fulfill the water requirements of the people of the Northern, North Central and Eastern Provinces. The intention of the Government is to grant relief to the people of these Provinces that are infected with the kidney disease. The distance of the Rajarata Ela network is 103 meters. It will provide water to around 1500 small tanks in the Dry Zone.