Overview of reconstruction and redevelopment of key infrastructure facilities in Galle, Sri Lanka

Somasundaraswaran, A. K. and Subashini, W.H. and Abeyratne, P.K. and Wickramage, W.S. and Thuduwage, A.P. (2007) Overview of reconstruction and redevelopment of key infrastructure facilities in Galle, Sri Lanka. In: 3rd Academic Sessions, December 2006, Matara, Sri Lanka.


In response to the urgent need to rehabilitate areas affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004, the government of Sri Lanka had launched several rehabilitation projects to recover the infrastructure facilities. However, due to lack of capacity and basic infrastructure, some of the development approach and strategies that are in progress in these projects are debatable. Therefore, this study examines the overview of the proposed and progressing recovery strategies over the criteria such as future hazard mitigation, ground condition, equity and fairness, sustainability, capacity and environmental impacts, in line with the peculiar characteristics of the individual project. Results show housing development in some areas will have serious drawbacks not only due to scarcity of material or usage of poor quality materials but also due to difficulties in providing permanent water supply, sanitation facilities and so on. But in certain infrastructure sectors improvements have been adapted considering better facilities in near future such as telecommunication and electricity. Although road network and railway facilities have been restored quickly, but either these strategies were targeted to long term sustainability or considered to remove the existing bottlenecks. Developed database and documentation with the authorities revealed that almost all the projects are behind schedule

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 03:21
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 03:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: disaster management; disaster recovery; infrastructure development; rebuilding; natural disaster
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090505 Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120599 Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8701 Construction Planning > 870103 Regional Planning
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8175

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