Colombo, May 24 (NIA) – A group of senior officials from the mega 1.4 billion dollar Colombo Port City Development project met the transport master plan team of Sri Lanka’s Western Region Megapolis Project to discuss the ongoing study on Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines and its connectivity to the Port City.
Dr. Dimantha de Silva, team leader of the LRT feasibility Study Group accompanied by their Japanese consultants, met Nihal Fernando, Project Director of the Port City together with senior engineers and consultants at CHEC Port City Colombo head office.
Both parties had exchanged views and ideas on ways to establish access to Port City and the rest of the city via the planned LRT line.
The internal infrastructure within Colombo Port City will be designed to accommodate the LRT, with specially designed transport nodes.
Further discussion on the ongoing plans in this regard is scheduled to take place in the near future.
The 1.4 billion dollar Port City projec funded by China, t is being constructed near the Colombo Port and is poised to be the first of its kind in South Asia.
The land reclamation for the project will be completed by the end of 2018 after which it will open up for investors to enter the City.
The Port City is expected to attracts millions of dollars in investments and will transform Colombo into an international trading and financial hub.