The project has far exceeded the expectations of Mr P.H. Sarath Gamini, the project director from the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB). It was noteworthy that the project kept within the budgeted amount.
Besides, the amount of water supplied had served the target population of this project well. The constant availability of clean water in Greater Kandy today is a great improvement from its past. Mr. Gamini and other Sri Lankans that resided in Kandy had witnessed numerous positive impacts contributed by the project. These included the improvement to both the public health and the business environment in Kandy. The tourism industry is flourishing with investors showing confidence in the area with the reliable supply of clean water.
Promoting the awareness of the importance of procurement of quality goods and services
The successful implementation of the project coincided with Mr. Gamini's belief in the importance of procuring quality goods. While a lower cost option might be attractive in the near term to the authorities, the procurement of quality goods and equipment will prove to be the more prudent choice in the long term. He had identified that the cause for leakages to be due to poor quality pipes and fittings as well as poor pipe laying practices. Most of the fittings in the past did not have performance-based indicators nor quality-based test results. And as there were no specifications and guidelines that were followed by the plumbers and pipe fitters, these led to the imminent leakages.
On a mission to establish a system that reduces water leakages, Mr. Gamini leads a campaign that promotes the awareness of the importance of procuring quality goods and services to the identified stakeholders within the government. Hitachi Plant Technologies is proud to deliver an effective water treatment system that had proved to offer better economic value to NWSDB.
Hitachi has achieved our requirements such as procuring quality goods and equipment, training our staff and of providing long-term sustainable service. Procuring quality goods and services such as what Hitachi has achieved will ensure the sustainability of a long-term benefit.
~ Mr P.H. Sarath Gamini, Project Director,
National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB)
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