Colombo Port's new 17-storey head office worth US$20 mln

17 June 2019 - 407   - 0

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) will be setting up its new 17-storey head office building at a cost of US$20 million scheduled for completion in two years.

Work on the project has already commenced, Port Development Director Susantha Abeysiriwardena announced at a media briefing held in Colombo today (Monday) at the SLPA Chairman’s office.

He noted that they had decided to have a head office building that would be located opposite Customs building in Fort.

In this respect, they would also have to demolish buildings inside the port for the establishment of the Maritime Facilitation Centre that would be where officials not required on the ground would be housed in addition to serving the entire industry from this one office.

This is also part of the port elevated highway project that would also help to ease the traffic congestion within the port. It would also help to connect to the main highway and have a connecting road underground via Galle Face to Marine Drive. Awarding of the contract on the project would be carried out in July, he said. (Sunimalee)

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