Written by Tharushan Fernando
18 Oct, 2015 | 8:08 pm
Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, whose portfolio includes the Western Province Megapolis Project, revealed on Sunday that three municipalities are to be established encompassing all of urban Colombo.
Minister Ranawaka made this statement while addressing an event held to declare open the Nawa Sathi Pola in Homagama on Sunday.
Minister of Megapolis and Western Development,Patali Champika Ranawaka stated:
When looking at urban Colombo, we are hoping to establish three municipalities. One will be the Port City island from Mutwal, Colombo to Wellawatte – and this isn’t the Port City which is being constructed by a Chinese company, it is a very much broader Port City or industrial city which will be constructed in the mentioned area which will create hundreds and thousands of jobs.
The Minister added:
In Katunayake we hope to construct an aviation city, and this city will be a large scale city which will attract both local and international trade. Then we hope to construct an technological city from Malabe to Homagama along the outer circular highway.
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