Climate Resilience Improvement Project (CRIP) was commenced in 2014 and implemented under Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management with the financial facility of the World Bank. Department of Irrigation (ID), Road Development Authority (RDA), Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka (MASL), National Building Research Organization (NBRO) and Provincial Road Development Department (PRDD) in Uva Provincial are the key implementation agencies for the CRIP. Project Management Unit (PMU) of the CRIP is located in premises of the Ministry.
The project is mainly focused to establish a process that would built a more climatic resilient economy since current understanding of multispectral impacts of climate and flood & drought modeling and scenario analysis are not adequate at present. In addition, project supports to implement urgent climate mitigation investments required to ensure the short-term integrity of flood control and irrigation infrastructure, transport network and critical education facilities at risk. Read More>>>
Prior to the approval of the CRIP II, High Level team of the World Bank, comprising Mr. Hartwig Schafer, Vice President- South Asia Region, Ms. Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough, Country Director- Sri Lanka and Maldives along with the Project Director-CRIP and the Project Team inspected the critical areas of both the banks of the Kelani River by […]
KELANI RIVER IS IT A BOON OR BANE TO COLOMBO DISTRICT Daily Mirror Saturday, August 11, 2018 THE KELANI RIVER IS 145- KILOMETER LONG (90MILES) RIVER IN SRI LANKA. RANKING AS THE FOURTH LONGEST RIVER IN THE COUNTRY, IT STRETCHES FROM THE SRI PADA MOUNTAIN RANGE TOP COLOMBO. IT FLOWS THROUGH OR BORDERING THE DISTRICTS OF […]