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POSTED AT 10:12 AM 08-02-2017

Ruwanpura Expressway contract to a Chinese firm

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Minister of Higher Education and Highways, Lakshman Kiriella, revealed that the contract for the construction of the proposed Ruwanpura Expressway from Colombo to Ratnapura, is set to be awarded to a Chinese company.

Only China has the funds to invest in mega infrastructure projects, Minister Kiriella was quoted as saying.

The construction will commence on the 27th of February, he added.

Kiriella stated that the contracts for the construction of the Dambulla Expressway, as well as a section of the Central Expressway, were also awarded to Chinese companies.