LNG power plant: Tender to be awarded to Chinese company

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A team of experts have pointed out that the possible energy crisis in 2020 would take a turn for the worse, if the tender for the LNG plant in Kerawalapitiya was delayed any further.

Though the project was to be implemented this year, uncertainty remains whether it could be done because of the delay in awarding the tender.

These experts have informed the Cabinet that the power plant was expected to add 300 megawatts of electricity to the national grid.

Locally-based Lakdanavi, had submitted a lower bid for the project but the Ministry had decided to award the contract to a Chinese company. Lakdanavi is known to be carrying out power projects in different countries.

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  • Jayamini Perera Saturday, 07 July 2018 09:17 PM

    Srilankans will never learn from their past mistakes. We already have enough of problems with the inferior quality Chinese plant at Norochcholai and once again we are giving this project to the Chinese. Why can't we give this project to a local company like "Lakdanavi" which uses state of the art German technology? Is it because the Chinese are offering a hefty commission to the minister?

    Tax Payer Saturday, 07 July 2018 10:59 PM

    The usual story...more breakdowns once this plant is commissioned by the Chinese.

    Hari mani Saturday, 07 July 2018 11:29 PM

    Chinese octupus spreading it's tentecles to control their business interests. Nothing is for free sadly we are more interested infighting and spiting each other while the aliens take control of our land and resources!

    Banda Sunday, 08 July 2018 12:45 AM

    May be the bribe has already paid to the relavent people

    lkboy Monday, 09 July 2018 09:20 AM

    Yeah. otherwise they could have awarded to Lakdanavi.

    Ruwan Sunday, 08 July 2018 02:58 AM

    The article does not show the clear picture. it's distort the minds of the reader. It's better to analyse the PPP pricing first. Lakdanivi would have been quoted low price plus massive fix reimbursement from CEB. As a result the shown variable price increase dramatically at the end.So my humble request is to analyse the scenario perfectly before publishing articles. German technology for power and energy is not the best.

    Niel Dias Sunday, 08 July 2018 12:31 PM

    Exacly, The so called local company which is said to be owned by CEB but run by three corrupt individuals whom have done power plants to absorb colossal amount money indirectly from government, wish if this project not given to such corrupt people though the German embassy and some people with vested interest are lobbying for them for bribes.

    tudor Monday, 09 July 2018 08:55 AM

    German technology is not the best. So Chinese technology is the best according to you

    goonbag Sunday, 08 July 2018 06:12 AM

    typical of GoSL, not to invest in Sri Lanka owned companies.

    Liberal One Sunday, 08 July 2018 06:47 AM

    Mangala is anti national. Will never allow local companies to thrive

    Observer Sunday, 08 July 2018 07:08 AM

    "Experts" comments are not not valid reason for awarding the contract to a higher bidder

    Brainmaster Sunday, 08 July 2018 12:29 PM

    This looks like a fear commission case. MSRW you can still stop it investigate about evtl. commissions paid. via DM Android App

    Sunil Sunday, 08 July 2018 04:17 PM

    This giving everything to China is a bad idea! Japan would have been the best option...

    Saranga Sunday, 08 July 2018 08:13 PM

    Enough this crapWhen would Still Lankan get affordable power???Until MR built coal power plant SL would have gone back to ad hoc power purchasing plan. Puttalam already paid off from savings which otherwise would have spent on oil based once.SL hold record in Asia for belowCorporate TaxFood taxComplex labour lawsPower prices Vehicle taxPoliticians run the show to make short term gains just like MS setting fuel prices. So SL never develop and keep the door shut making it even worse for people to invest.Miracle of Asia


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