The Minister of UDWSD of Sri Lanka visited RCEES

On 27 March 2015, Mr. Rauff Hakeem, theMinister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage (UDWSD) of Sri Lankapaid a visit to Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES). The visitto RCEES was an activity for the implementation of Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) signed between Chinese Science Academy(CAS) and the Ministry of UDWSD ofSri Lanka.

   Aftera short tour to the laboratories, Prof. Yang, Min, the deputy director of RCEESand the director of CAS-TWAS CEWE, made an introduction on CAS and RCEES. Herecalled the cooperation between two sides and brought forward the futurecooperative proposal on the implementation of MoU. Mr. Rauff Hakeem said,thatthe health related water pollution problems have become a political issue insome regions of Sri Lanka. He hoped to spread the cooperation with CAS in thisfield and suggested the researchers of RCEES to add some new regions in thenext investigation in Sri Lanka. Many faculty members of RCEES and waterindustry representatives participated in this meeting.

   The MoU between CAS and the Ministry of UDWSD of Sri Lanka was signed in the GreatHall of the People in 26 March 2015, under the witness of the presidents of thetwo countries. Based on this MoU, RCEES and other related institutes in CASwill assist the Ministry of UDWSD in tackling CKDu (Chronic Kidney Disease ofunknown etiology) problems.