Projects of Power Ministry & State Ministry of Power Generation under one roof

Arrangements have been made to maintain the Ministry of Power and the State Ministry of Solar, Wind and Hydro Power Generation Projects in one building at no extra cost, the Government said today.

It said the move would increase administrative efficiency.

A State Ministry of Solar, Wind and Hydro Power Generation Project Development was established under the new Government in parallel with the Ministry of Power with a view to achieving future power targets.

Both the Ministries’ projects will be shifted to Colombo 03 at no extra cost, taking into account the administrative problems that may arise at the expense of maintaining two separate locations.

It was reported that a monthly rent of Rs. 4,229,415 has been paid to the building previously maintained by the Ministry of Power at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall.

“The new location only requires a monthly rent of Rs. 550,000 which would be economically as well as institutionally advantageous,” the government said.