Ministry of State Resources and Enterprise Development had taken steps to open a phosphate grinding plant and a fertilizer warehouse complex in Eppawala.
The project invested Rs. 59 Million to develop the local fertilizer production and consumption. The 3 machinery units installed will process 10 Tons of Fertilizer per Hour and 200 Tons Fertilizer per Day.
The New Eppawala Phosphate factory would help the Srilanka Economy to Save Rs. 1 Billion foreign exchange towards imports.