Sunday, 16 January 2011

New port city being built at $450 mln cost

The present capacity of the port is 4.5 million TEUs and this is expected to increase to 4.8 million units in 2011, said Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman, Dr. Priyath B. Wickram. Dr Wickrama said, “As a part of the overall expansion a modern port city is to be constructed at an estimated cost of $450 million.” This will also function as a commercial centre, with the project commencing in March this year. Further an ultra modern cargo village will be constructed at Peliyagoda which will be advantages to both the transport and logistics industries.


(Source: Sunday Times)

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