China Sri Lanka Research Grant Project
Ministry of City Planning & Water Supply
Introduction of China Sri Lanka Research Grant Project
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is spreading rapidly in 11 districts in Sri Lanka mainly due to the changes in various human activities and environmental factors. Over the past 30 years, Sri Lanka has become a major health issue. Until recently, no known cause of this disease was identified therefore this is known as kidney disease due to unknown etiology. Especially this disease is shown among the farmers 40-60 age groups. The impact of such disasters on farmers is a key factor in the social and economic development of the country. The majority of researchers believe that the cause of kidney disease is drinking contaminated water.
The Project named ‘China – Sri Lanka Collaborative Grant Research Project on CKDu’ and between the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the People’s Republic of China has been originated by the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Mr. Rauff Hakeem, Hon. Minister, Ministry of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage and Prof. (Dr.) Chunli Bai, President, Chinese Academy of Sciences on March 26, 2015 in front of the two H.E Presidents of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the People’s Republic of China
General Objectives of China Sri Lanka Research Grant Project
- To identify the possible causing factors to the occurrence and distribution of the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKDu) of unknown etiology in Sri Lanka.
- To develop groundwater treatment methods and technologies in CKDu affected regions in Sri Lanka.
- To develop rain water collection and use methods and technologies in dry areas of Sri Lanka.
- To help the government of Sri Lanka make integrated water supply and sanitation infrastructure development plan, integrated water resource management plan, and land use plan.
Form of Cooperation in China Sri Lanka Research Grant Project
- Joint Research Center
China Sri Lanka Joint Research Center for Water Technology Research and Demonstration.
- Educational and training programs
Provide opportunities to graduate candidates of both countries to pursue postgraduate degrees.
- Bilateral symposium
Bilateral symposium may be proposed by each party and held in each country.
- Technology demonstration
Build technology demonstration facilities on groundwater treatment and rain water collection and use in Sri Lanka.
- Exchange of Visits
visit exchange of interested scientists and administrative personal to conduct and develop cooperative activities.
- Cooperative research project and field investigations
Based on Bilateral symposium and visit exchange of interested scientists and administrative personnel to conduct and develop cooperative research project and field investigations will be initiated and implemented jointly by the parties.
- Exchange of information and publication
The parties will inform each other about their activities, development in the science and technology policies, and meetings, seminars to be organized by them, and will encourage the exchange of their publications and the science information that may be of mutual interest.
The Vision of the China Sri Lanka Joint Research Center
“To be the center of excellence in the South Asian region for water researches and innovations”
The Mission of the China Sri Lanka Joint Research Center
“To facilitate water and health researchers and professionals to work together in advance researches on resolving water related health issues and distributing new knowledge locally and internationally”
Proposed 3D Images of China Sri Lanka Joint Research Center for Water Technology
VIDEO CLIP OF Proposed 3D Model for China Sri Lanka Joint Research Demonstration Center for Water Technology
Memorandum of Understanding for China Sri Lanka Research Grant Project
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China Sri Lanka Research Grant Project
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