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US military and Sri Lankan navy collaborate on environmental project

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) worked alongside the Sri Lankan navy on an environmental project in the south this week, reports official military media.

The project, termed the “first ever Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Project for Sri Lanka”, was started in July 2016 and saw the USACE provide “technical assistance and training to Sri Lankan field work teams”.

An ESI map from Colombo to Negombo was plotted during the project and “handed over to the Sri Lankan stakeholders in Colombo”.

See more from the Sri Lankan navy here.

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