Colombo Land Reclamation Done, Preparations Underway for Second Stage

Image source: Port City Colombo

Sri Lanka’s CHEC Port City Colombo marked another significant milestone last week with the completion of land reclamation operations. 

At a ceremony held on January 16, Xin Hai Long, the last of the four state-of-the-art dredgers used for the sand mining operation left the project site. The 269 hectares of land from the ocean is now wholly reclaimed, and the ground is set for the second phase of the project.

The ceremony to celebrate this landmark event was attended by the Minister of Megapolis & Western Development, Patali Champika Ranawaka as Chief Guest, Ambassador for China in Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan and Jiang Houliang, Managing Director of CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd.

According to CHEC’s release, the dignitaries were given a tour of the now wholly reclaimed site, which is being made ready for the setting up of infrastructure facilities.

The project company, CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd had obtained all required permission prior to beginning reclamation work, and the entire operation was carried out in accordance with the Development Permit issued by the Department of Coast Conservation and Coastal Resources Management.

Currently, preparations are being made for the second stage of the project and ongoing work includes the first phase of ground improvement, trench excavation and foundation rock placement for the construction of the Marina seawall, land formation and the construction of marine protection structures.

The company is also working in partnership with the Megapolis Ministry for the installation of basic infrastructure facilities, the obtaining of land titles and incentive policies that would attract foreign investors to the new city.

Image source: Colombo Port City

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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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