During his visit to the Chinese-built Colombo Port with Hu Wei, charge d’Affaires of the Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa called for the construction of a multi-billion-U.S. dollar Colombo Port City project, calling it a landmark in the island country and the main source of income for the future.
Launched in 2014, the project has been jointly developed by the Sri Lankan government and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd. And on September 17, it marked its sixth anniversary during which Rajapaksa inspected the port city’s construction site and called for acceleration of the project.
“Six years ago, I attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Port City project. I am more than glad to see the progress we’ve made today. As the new landmark of Sri Lanka, Port City Colombo will drive the development of the country, and leave precious legacy to our future generations,” PM Rajapaksa said.
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