Port City Project to go ahead

Published : 11:15 am  February 6, 2015 | No comments so far |  | 

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BY LAHIRU POTHMULLA AND SANATH DESMOND

The Government said yesterday it would go ahead with the Chinese-funded Colombo Port City Project saying that the initial studies
on the project including the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report were found to be in order.

He said studies on the project including the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report were found in order.
Cabinet Spokesman and Minister Rajitha Senaratne said President Maithripala Sirisena will discuss the modalities and the logistics of the project during his visit to China next month soon after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Sri Lanka. “We have decided to allow the development projects to proceed but without any fraud or corruption.

The EIA on the project was carried out by the Moratuwa University, known for its assessment quality. However, a few more details of the Project still needs to be clarified,” he told the Cabinet news briefing. The minister said the percentage of ownership and the leasing terms would be discussed with the Chinese company which is handling the project.
When asked about what the then Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had said about scrapping this project, the minister said he was conveying the decision of the Cabinet and the Prime Minister and not about what was said or not said during the election campaign.

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