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    CENTRAL HIGHLANDS, SRI LANKA

    In line with the Sri Lankan government's new emphasis on development projects, work on the massive Mahaweli dam in the Central Highlands has been accelerated.

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    1. GV PULL BACK TO LV Construction of Mahaweli dam. (2 SHOTS) 0.12
    2. GV PAN Mahaweli River. 0.23
    3. SV PULL BACK TO GV Diversion tunnels being drilled into the side of the hills surrounding the Mahaweli River. (2 SHOTS) 0.40
    4. GV & SVs Machines removing rock from dam site. (3 SHOTS) 1.24
    5. SV PULL BACK TO GV ZOOM INTO SV Swedish technician working on site. 1.36
    6. GV ZOOM INTO SV Drilling foundation plinth. (3 SHOTS) 1.55
    7. TV & GV PULL BACK TO LV Earth moving equipment on site. (2 SHOTS) 2.15
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    Background: CENTRAL HIGHLANDS, SRI LANKA

    In line with the Sri Lankan government's new emphasis on development projects, work on the massive Mahaweli dam in the Central Highlands has been accelerated. It is one of the world's largest engineering projects and will harness the narrow Mahaweli river. The project encompasses dams, power houses and irrigation channels, that will provide irrigation for 320,000 acres and generate 450 megawatts of electricity. Britain, Sweden, Canada and West Germany have contributed aid and grants to various sections of the project. The work being shown here is at Kotmale where the Swedish have provided support totalling 630 million Swedish krona. The total cost of the Mahaweli project is 9,000 million rupees - Sri Lankan currency. The largest grant is 100 million pounds sterling from the British government which has also provided consultants. The entire Mahaweli scheme, which takes up where the original canal and reservoir builders of Sri Lanka left off 2,000 years ago, should be finished by 1986. It could change the face of Sri Lanka, providing it with enough energy to start new industries, meet growing power requirements and have enough irrigation to be self sufficient in food.

    Source: REUTERS - PREM PRAKASH

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    Film ID:
    VLVAX3U8L79O52JL1236K6GCIO1J
    Media URN:
    VLVAX3U8L79O52JL1236K6GCIO1J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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