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* Second phase of Sri Lanka hydropower project starts today
Monday, October 13, 2008, 2:35 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 13, Colombo: The second phase of the Upper Kothmale hydropower project is scheduled to be commenced today, Sri Lanka Ministry of Power and Energy said.

The hydropower plant is constructed with the assistance of Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) at a cost of 25 billion rupees.

Upper Kothmale project is expected to generate low cost electricity to meet the additional demand of energy through regulating the daily river run off to add 150 MW of Power. to the national electricity grid within the next two years, Ministry of Power and Energy said.

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