The rock fall occurred on Kandy Mahiyangana road (View Photo) on 19.02.2015 around 22:30 will be mitigated under to Transport Continuity Programme of the Climate Resilience Improvement Project (CRIP). The Transport Continuity Programme is implemented by RDA with the financing from the World Bank.
NBRO involves in this programme by investigating the landslides and rock falls, designing the rectification measures and supervising the actual construction of mitigation structures. photo...වැඩිදුර
Mitigation of 18 landslides along the Kandy Mahiyangana road between the road stretch from 29th km to 60th km commences within this month. The mitigation activities are implemented by the Government of Sri Lanka through under the Transport Continuity programme of the Climate Resilience Improvement Project (CRIP) which is funded by the World Bank.
CRIP is implemented through the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resource Management and RDA is the implementing agency for the Transport Continuity Programme of CRIP. The investigations of those 18 landslides and designs of mitigation measures were carried out by NBRO. The construction of rectification structures are carried out by the Soil Tech (pvt) Ltd under the supervision of NBRO.
The site was handed over to the Contractor, Soil Tech (pvt) Ltd by RDA on 30.12.2014.
View photos of landslides long the Kandy Mahiyangana road...වැඩිදුර
With the rain continues, several landslides have occurred in Badulla, Kandy,and Nuwara Eliya districts taking 18 lives within the past week. Within the 26th and 27th of December 13 lives had been taken due to the landslide occurred in Rilpola, Hali Ela Division. 1 person had died in Muruthalawa, Kandy, and 2 persons had died due to Uduwara landslide. Another 2 lives had taken by landslides occurred within the Badulla District and the destruction caused to the property and infrastructure is yet to be evaluated.
Since the occurrence of the landslide in Miriyabedda, Koslanda, the scientists of NBRO are in the field assessing the landslide risk associated with the human settlements in hilly areas. As at 30.12.2014, 4292 families have been identified as highly vulnerable to landslides. The Government has already take initiatives to resettle those families in safe areas.
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