Parliament gives green light for construction of Northern Expressway

Parliament gives green light for construction of Northern Expressway

Written by Bella Dalima

10 Oct, 2014 | 9:27 pm

A cabinet paper presented by the President to commence work on the Northern Expressway was passed in Parliament on Friday.

Cabinet Spokesmen Keheliya Rambukwella stated that the expressway would be created expeditiously, adding that the entire project would be split up into eight contract packages.

The new expressway will connect Enderamulla to Galewela. Construction work on the section between Pothuhara and Galewela will initially commence.

The Cabinet Spokesperson stated that an initial estimate of the project has been completed; adding that an evaluation of the environmental impact as well the evaluation of the land that need to be reclaimed is currently underway.

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