Volkswagen car plant: Proposal handed over to company

29 August 2016 09:59 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


State Enterprise Development Deputy Minister Eran Wickramaratne said today that the process of setting up a Volkswagen car plant in Kuliyapitiya, Kurunegala is moving ahead and the BOI had handed over the concluded proposal to the project company.

He said the next step of the process is to build the plant by the project company. “I’m not certain as to how many days it will be but once the plant is completed, the company will start their production,” the minister told the Daily Mirror.

He said the process was lengthy and took time as a suitable land had to be identified, surveyed, and had to be acquired.  “Due process had to be followed. Now, the BOI has acquired the land,” he said.

The longer process, he said could be shortened in the future.

  Comments - 11

  • Rafe Tuesday, 30 August 2016 02:35 PM

    Lol. Yeah produce cheap V-Trouble U Cars with their shoddy quality

    Piyumi Fernando Monday, 29 August 2016 10:13 PM

    Oh my God, what a Volkswagen lie?

    Mr Facts Tuesday, 30 August 2016 04:21 PM

    You said on Derana tv just two days ago that VW will not come to SL due to a global economy matter.

    Labby Tuesday, 30 August 2016 10:10 AM

    India has over a thousand vehicle manufacturing facilities. We are still struggling to start just one.

    ruwa Tuesday, 30 August 2016 10:41 AM

    This is not manufacturing. Its a fabricated lie. Its just assembling a plant. via DM Android App

    Qatar Tuesday, 30 August 2016 11:01 AM

    I remember that we were reading this deal few years ago and still the same. We'll keep on talking until another country get rewarded.

    Tax Payer Tuesday, 30 August 2016 11:18 AM

    What's the purpose of setting up proposed VW plant Is it to feed the local market or assembly plant for export With VW plants in India ? Does this venture make any sense? via DM Android App

    Asanka Tuesday, 30 August 2016 11:56 AM

    You must be kidding, lol.

    Laljee/Qatar Tuesday, 30 August 2016 01:06 PM

    Mr.Eran wicramaratne him self told few days ago on Derana T.V Chanel that due to economic reasons in Europe; Volkswagen factory project will not happen.This government left hand doesn't know what their right hand does.Just like the VAT blunder another comical act.

    dham Tuesday, 30 August 2016 01:17 PM

    Is it VW knows this commitment do they ever inquired install plant here if so who and when. via DM Android App

    zee Tuesday, 30 August 2016 01:32 PM

    lol tax there is no point importing fabrics n exporting to EU UK USA Australia via DM Android App

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