Two agreements were signed on 28/04/2022 to add 100MW of solar power generation from the Eastern Province to the national grid under the concept of Renewable Energy Promotion in line with the Prosperity Vision program.
The agreement was signed at the Governor's Office in Trincomalee under the patronage of the Hon. Governor of the Eastern Province Anuradha Yahampath . Thusitha P.Wanigasinghe, Chief Secretary of the Eastern Provincial Council on behalf of the Eastern Provincial Council and officials of Kapital Crop International (pvt) Ltd and Orb touch cc (pvt) Ltd also participated.
The investment in these projects is US $ 120 million. The roofs of all the schools except 279 schools owned by the Provincial Council and the roofs of all government buildings owned by the Provincial Council are used for this purpose.
What is special about this is that these agreements are implemented in such a way that 20% of the profits from the implementation of the relevant projects are credited to the government.
In addition, it will repair the roofs of schools and hospitals that are being used for the project but are currently in a dilapidated condition.
Meanwhile, arrangements have been made to provide free electricity to schools used for the project.
Secretary to the Governor L.P. Madanayake, Chief Legal Officer of the Provincial Council Dharshana Weerasekera and other officilas were participated at this event.