The Chief of Staff of the Premier, South Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka visited the Canal Yard yesterday to inspect the property assigned to build a 17-story building to the scheduled SLPA headquarters building complex. Chairman Kavan Ratnayaka, Captain Athula Hewavitharana, the Managing Director of SLPA was present at the event, as well as a high-profile team of officials and technicians.
The Kelanitissa to Gall-Face road project has cost several SLPA construction complexes, one of the extensive development activities carried out around the port town. According to this new 17-story construction project, SLPA will recover in the best way and allow stakeholders to experience all the facilities from a single location, which will create a global brand as an intelligent port.
Moreover, it is anticipated that this project will be finished by 5 billion rupees within a 2-year period. Exactly opposite the customs headquarters in Fort, this building would be constructed and it will be paved with support from both organizations for an efficient and efficient service.
Minister Sagala Ratnayaka speaking of the meeting said “We plan to build a new SLPA administrative building. The port-highway project is also being financed with the support of RDA, financed by the ADB Bank.
The initiation and laying of this highway project via the port facilities will be overlapped with several SLPA structures, including the present administrative building. Therefore, with economic help from the ADB bank, we will quickly track the development of this new building complex. Thus, in the newly built building premises, we plan to restore the houses superposed to this project. The 17-story construction is well planned and consists of contemporary equipment. As well as the SLPA and RDA, they will complete the facility in two years ‘ time. And in three years ‘ time, the road project is finished. And the loan of Rs 5 billion that the ADB will provide to us at a reduced price will also profit, added the Minister.