Iran to Inaugurate Major Water Project in Sri Lanka

Iran to Inaugurate Major Water Project in Sri Lanka

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran will inaugurate the “Uma Oya” multipurpose project in Sri Lanka during the Iranian month of Ordibehesht (to start April 20).

This significant project will be launched in the presence of the presidents of the two countries.

The Uma Oya multipurpose project is located in the southeast of Sri Lanka, 200 km away from Colombo and includes two dams namely Dyraaba and Puhulpola and two major hydroelectric power plants each with a capacity of 60 megawatts.

The ‘Uma Oya’ multipurpose project is regarded as one of the greatest technical and engineering service projects of Iranian companies in Sri Lanka, according to ISNA.

The purpose of the project is to improve the irrigation of 5,000 hectares of agricultural land, transferring 145 million cubic meters of water and generating 290 GW/h of power in a year.

One of the important features of the Uma Oya project is its scattered and diverse components.

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