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Chinese company to build Ruwanpura Expressway

8 February 2017 07:54 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A Chinese company is to be awarded the contract to construct the Ruwanpura Expressway linking Colombo and Ratnapura, Highways and Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella said in an interview that only China had the money to invest in mega road projects.

A Chinese company has also been given the contract to construct one segment of the Central Expressway while a Chinese company has been selected to construct the Dambulla Expressway.

“Work will begin on February 27,” the minister said. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 9

  • kevin Wednesday, 08 February 2017 08:20 AM

    Concentrating on multiple projects?? Why cant these people focus all energy and attention on central expressway and finish it off well?All funds and energy can be accumulated.I think more than any highway this central expressway is the biggest factor for success. Rest of the highways can be build once you have the major one in place.

    Liya Wednesday, 08 February 2017 08:24 AM

    Ha ha eating their own words now

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 08 February 2017 08:56 AM

    We can remember how this Kiriella scolding chinese contractors when he was in opposition . What a opportunist he is.

    Citizen Silva Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:03 AM

    Then why did u blame the previous regime?

    MSR Wednesday, 08 February 2017 10:05 AM

    And they said MR gave everything to China. What hypocrites!

    Dalu Banda Wednesday, 08 February 2017 11:00 AM

    A good decision by the government.

    Justica Wednesday, 08 February 2017 03:46 PM

    No matter if its a Chinese or Pakuneze long its the cheapest but with Quality...not transparent n let the dinner via a tender be awarded...itd not just for us but the generations to Quality is very important.... via DM Android App

    hiran gunawardena Wednesday, 08 February 2017 04:16 PM

    Has he found someNEKETH to start these? By the way look like getting ready for LG polls. We hear lot of paper projects and MULGA

    manusha Wednesday, 15 February 2017 09:33 AM

    i will vote kirialla next time ..good work minister

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