Megapolis and Western Development Ministry says 28% of port city land reclamation complete

Megapolis and Western Development Ministry says 28% of port city land reclamation complete

Megapolis and Western Development Ministry says 28% of port city land reclamation complete

Written by Tharushan Fernando

20 Jan, 2017 | 8:38 pm

Twenty eight (28%) of the land reclamation work of Sri Lanka’s flagship Port city development project has been completed.

An area of 269 hectares is ear-marked to be reclaimed from the sea For the Port City project,  and a brand new city is to be constructed.

Plans are in the pipeline to establish a financial centre, hotels, residential complexes, parks, a marina and a new beach front in the Port City.

The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development says that as of now, 28 percent of the land reclamation work has been completed.

Subject Minister, Patali Champika Ranawaka, engaged in an inspection tour of the Port City project area recently.

The Minister said that the Port City project recommenced after issues that surrounded the project in the recent past were cleared. Sand needed for the reclamation work is being obtained from the deep sea, five kilometers off the shores of Negombo and Chilaw.

Yesterday, Journalists were given an opportunity to visit a state-of-the-art ship, equipped with the latest technology to pump sand from the sea bed.

The first phase of the Port City project, which is the reclamation of land, is scheduled to be completed by December 2018.

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