Towns South of Kandy Water Supply, Sri Lanka

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Towns South of Kandy Water Supply Project

A Danida Mixed Credit project to supply the southern towns within the Kandy area has been implemented. The Danish Contractor MTHojgaard A/S in cooperation with Degremont A/S won the contract. The training components – training in Denmark and local training, was handed over to WTC.

Training in Denmark was carried out in June 2008. A group of 12 key persons from the National Water Supply and Drainage Board took part in a comprehensive training programme on water supply and distribution. The programme which was prepared in cooperation with Odense Water Ltd. focused on the operation and maintenance aspects of running a modern water supply company.

Local training was carried out in November 2008. The programme was developed in close cooperation with Odense Water Ltd. and Danwater Malaysia Sdn Bhd. 105 staffs from the National Water Supply and Drainage Board, the NWSDB Regional Support Centre and the Kandy Water Supply Company took part in the programme. 3 training modules were carried out:

  1. Operation and maintenance of water treatment plants
  2. Operation and maintenance of water distribution network with focus on pipeline maintenance and NRW-reduction.
  3. Training on new technologies and trends in water treatment and distribution

Client: Degremont A/S
Year of implementation: 2008

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