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April 17, 2015

Preparation of Project Brief Note on "The Project for Improving of Meteorological Observation, Weather Forecasting and Dissemination"

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) started above mentioned new technical cooperation project to the Department of Meteorology (DOM) under the Ministry of Disaster Management from September 2014.

JICA provided 38 automated weather stations in Sri Lanka under the Grant Aid and provided technical assistance to enhance the weather forecasting capacity of DOM in the past. However, recently the numbers of weather related disasters such as draught, flooding and sediment disaster are increasing and thus the lost by the disasters becoming much worse than ever.

This project is aiming to enhance the capacity of DOM in the following agendas:

  1. Improving maintenance and calibration capacity on meteorological observation equipment;
  2. Strengthening the communication networks on meteorological data transaction;
  3. Promoting Quantitative Forecasting; and
  4. Improving the information dissemination to ensure the safety of people.

To know more on our project, please kindly read the project brief note, which summarize the project component.

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