Gazette issued over construction of  hydro power plants

Gazette issued over construction of hydro power plants

Gazette issued over construction of hydro power plants

Written by Staff Writer

14 Aug, 2016 | 1:01 pm

A gazette has been issued citing that hydro power plants cannot hereafter be constructed in unsuitable regions of the country.

This programme is being carried out by the Central Environmental Authority, together with the Ceylon Electricity Board. Several areas in the country are facing environmental crises due to the establishment of small hydro power plants across the country.

Secretary to the  Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy, Suren Batagoda says that protests have been launched by the general public in these areas.

One hundred and fifty (150) small hydro power plants exist across the country at present, of which 60 are currently in use.

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