PHOTO: Colombo Scheme Moves Forward, Half Way Done

Image source: Patali Champika Ranawaka official fb page

Megapolis and Western Development Minister, Patali Champika Ranawaka, today toured the Port City land reclamation operations in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

According to Minister Ranawaka, China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) completed 50% of all land reclamation work so far.

The Port City project is currently the single largest private-sector development project in Sri Lanka, and it is envisioned to boost the economy alongside the country’s existing development plans with state-of-the-art living, working, public and recreational spaces.

Construction of the Colombo Port City project was launched on 17 September 2014 by Sri-Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Image source: Patali Champika Ranawaka official fb page

About the project

The Colombo Port City project requires seabed reclamation of approximately 269 hectares, producing land connected to the Fort district and existing CBD area in central Colombo, and adjacent to Colombo International Container Terminal.

This will create 5.65 million m² of gross developable area, to be used for commercial, residential, marina, office, retail, education, medical, hospitality, leisure, cultural, exhibitions and conventions, public parks and beaches.

The private investment for Colombo Port City has come from China, with the China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) entering into a Tripartite Agreement with the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development and Urban Development Authority, to form CHEC Port City Colombo (Private) Limited (CPCC).

 

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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