China secures deals to improve facilities at Colombo port

Two Chinese companies have been awarded contracts to improve facilities at the Jaya Container Terminal of the Colombo port.

The Government said that one Chinese company has been awarded the contract to enhance anchorage capacity at the Jaya Container Terminal of the Colombo Port.

Minister of Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe submitted a proposal to the cabinet to award the contract to  China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd.

Samarasinghe told reporters today that the cabinet approved the proposal to award the civil works contract of the project designed to enhance the deep anchorage capacity at the Jaya Container Terminal of the Colombo Port to China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. on the recommendations of the procurement committee appointed by the cabinet of Ministers.

Another Chinese company has been awarded the contract to purchase three cranes to be used at the Jaya Container Terminal.

Samarasinghe said that the cabinet approved a proposal to award the contract of purchasing three new cranes  using the funds of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, to Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries company of China for Rs. 25.7 million on the recommendation of cabinet appointed procurement committee.

Samarasinghe said that the Jaya Container Terminal had not been developed for several years.

He said that the terminal is now being improved to cater to more ships and increase the handling capacity of the terminal. (Colombo Gazette)

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