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* Opening of Sri Lanka's first expressway delayed again
Tue, Aug 30, 2011, 09:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 30, Colombo: Deputy Minister of Ports and Highways of Sri Lanka Nirmala Kothalawala says the opening of the country's first toll highway, Southern Expressway had been delayed due to incomplete work on signaling and access points.

The stretch of the expressway between Kottawa in Colombo district and Pinnaduwa in Galle district was scheduled to be opened in the second week of September.

According to the deputy Minister some minor work are yet to be completed along the toll highway. The authorities however expect to open the expressway before the end of the year.

Construction on the highway began in 2006 at a cost of $800 million. The Asian Development Bank, Exim Bank of China and the Japan International Cooperation Agency provide financial assistance for the express highway project.

The last phase of 30.25 kilometers from Pinnaduwa in Galle to Godagama in Matara is now being constructed.



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