Report on ECT to be submitted by Monday

Report on ECT to be submitted by Monday

Report on ECT to be submitted by Monday

Written by Staff Writer

31 Jan, 2021 | 9:39 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): The report of the cabinet’s negotiation committee on the Colombo Port’s East Container Terminal is due to be handed over to ports minister Rohitha Abeygunawardana by Monday.

Ports Secretary U.D.C. Jayalal said that the minister will submit the recommendations of the committee and a cabinet paper during Monday’s cabinet meeting.

“We informed the President that the proposal of trade unions goes in correlation with the Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour policy,” state minister Dr. Nalaka Godahewa said.

The policy has pledged to;

  • Develop ports to facilitate import and export while ensuring higher efficiency competitive to the other regional ports.
  • Prioritize the development of East Container Terminal.
  • Feasibility study to construct a new cross-berth terminal between ECT and SAGT.
  • Develop West Container Terminal with private sector participation

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