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Government of Japan Extends JPY 1,230 Million Grant for Renewable Energy Project in Sri Lankan Hospitals

On Wednesday, February 14th, the Government of Japan delivered a grant totaling JPY 1,230 million (approximately Rs. 2.8 billion) to support a project aimed at leveraging renewable energy to enhance the stability of power supply in Sri Lankan hospitals.

The Japanese Government’s grant assistance specifically targets the installation of rooftop photovoltaic solar power generation systems at selected hospitals across Sri Lanka. According to the Department of External Resources, the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Ratnapura Teaching Hospital, and Kurunegala Teaching Hospital are the identified recipients of these systems under this initiative.

In addition to the solar power generation systems, the project encompasses the provision of photovoltaic modules and accessories, power conditioners and accessories, power cables and terminals, fire detectors, along with other pertinent renovations and related services, as outlined in the statement from the Department.

The Exchange of Notes and the Grant Agreement associated with this grant were formalized at the Ministry of Finance. Representing the Government of Sri Lanka, K.M. Mahinda Siriwardana, the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization, and National Policies, signed the agreements. On behalf of the Government of Japan, MIZUKOSHI Hideaki, the Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka, signed the Exchange of Notes. The President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), TANAKA Akihiko, signed the Grant Agreement on behalf of JICA. This collaborative effort aims to contribute to the sustainable and resilient power supply infrastructure for healthcare facilities in Sri Lanka.

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