Apr 13, 2017

JICA assists Sri Lanka’s dairy industry

Japanese international Cooperation Agency (JICA) has stepped into assist Dairy Industry in Sri Lanka. Under this initiative  A wastewater treatment plant was constructed at Milco factory Digana under JICA assistance.

JICA extended support for construction of Wastewater Treatment at Milco Digana factory though Japanese private company, HUENS Co., Ltd. The company adopted “Ozone Oxidation Method Using Swirling Jet”, a technology developed by HUENS Co., Ltd.

Though the ozone treatment is common for treatment of waste water, this particular type of treatment is a patented technology of HUENS.
The technology “Ozone Oxidation Method Using Swirling Jet” is possible to treat wastewater with highest efficiency and more energy-saving than other conventional methods, and has been put into use at approximately 100 projects in Japan and overseas. The Project created benefits for MILCO (Pvt.) Ltd. (Beneficiary), Central Environment Authority (Regulator), Local Community living in the vicinity of the Plant (Stakeholder), and downstream of Mahaweli river users (Stakeholder) MILCO is the premier dairy producer in Sri Lanka with over 55% of the market share in locally processed dairy products. MILCO Factory at Digana had been facing serious problems in meeting environmental standards for discharged wastewater stipulated by CEA until Milco commissions the waste water treatment constructed under JICA assistance. JICA is very much happy to join hands with Sri Lanka’s economic development agenda in the needy area in the right time, Mr. Kiyoshi Amada, Chief Representative of JICA said.