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Access Engineering PLC, the leading engineering enterprise in Sri Lanka is making a swift progress in the canal bank revetment works in St. Sebastian South Canal, under the Metro Colombo Urban Development Project.

The project which is spearheaded by Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation under the guidance of Ministry of Megapolis and Western Region Development, intends flood control in the vicinity of St. Sebastian South Canal by dredging the canal and protecting its banks using gabion walls and steel sheet pile walls which prevent erosion of the banks.

St. Sebastian South Canal is one of the key storm water drainage canals in the Northern Colombo area that discharges the storm water in the Colombo basin in to the Kelani River with an approximate length of 2.0 km and a width of 15m.  Some stretches of the Canal Bank had been protected earlier either by gabion walls and sheet pile walls, but the rest of the earthen bank has not been protected resulting the canal sections with undefined cross sections difficult to maintain.

The scope of the project includes canal bank protection work of around 6000 m3 of gabion construction works, 90 m long sheet pilling work and reinstatement of existing access road and storm water drains disturbed by construction work.

This project which will be of significant benefit to the surrounding residents with the improved scenic beauty and the increased land value is scheduled for completion in April 2016.