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This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Institution of Engineers welcomes coal power plant

Daily Mirror: 17/09/2005"

The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka IESL) in a statement said yesterday that it congratulates the Government of Sri Lanka and the Ceylon Electricity Board on the signing of the agreement with the Chinese Government for the setting up of the Coal Power Generation Project at Norochcholai.

“The Institution is pleased to note that both this project and the Upper Kotmale Hydro-Electric project have now been launched,” IESL said.

The Institution has long campaigned for the implementing of these two projects that are vital for meeting the increasing demand for electrical energy necessary for national development.

“The IESL is happy that the Government has taken this bold and progressive step and pledges its full support in implementing these two projects," the statement added.


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