Sri Lankan PM tours Port City, eyeing rosy future

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday called for the construction of a multi-billion-USD Port City project to be accelerated, saying it is a landmark in the island country and will be the main income generator for the future.

Rajapaksa inspecting the Colombo Port City construction site, in the heart of capital Colombo, to mark the sixth anniversary since the project, jointly developed by the Sri Lankan government and China's CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd, was launched in 2014.

The prime minister said he hoped that the project would be completed soon, so that it would be a major economic boost for the island country.

Rajapaksa, along with a large government team which included several ministers, visited the marina area, the beachfront, and the central garden of the Port City, which continued construction amid the COVID-19 threat, adhering to all safety protocols.

Rajapaksa toured the project along with Hu Wei, charge d'Affaires of the Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka. 

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