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* Sri Lanka Opposition again questions about tender to build the port city in Colombo
Wed, Mar 5, 2014, 01:11 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe today again questioned about the Colombo Metropolitan Regional Structural Plan under which a new port city is to be built adjacent to the Colombo South harbor.

The Opposition Leader said that there is an allegation about a fraud of US $ 300 million and demanded to submit the relevant documents pertaining to the project to the parliament. He also questioned the tender from China Communications Construction Co. Ltd (CCCC).

Responding to the Opposition Leader, the Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne said that a load of documents would be needed to be brought to reply the question.

The Opposition Leader protested PM's response and demanded the relevant files submitted to the parliament.

Government Chief Whip Dinesh Gunawardena asked the Opposition Leader to understand the tender process.

The Opposition Leader has raised the issue questioning the deal on several occasions in parliament.

The Speaker said the question would be answered later after studying it.

The total investment cost of the project is estimated at US$ 1.34 billion, and this amount is to be invested by the China Communication Construction Co. Ltd (CCCC), which had submitted an unsolicited proposal for the project.

The Port City to be built off Colombo's shore by reclaiming around 400 acres of sea will consist of luxury hotels and apartment complexes, shopping malls, space for modern offices for corporate sector, leisure and recreational activities such as yacht marinas, formula tracks, etc.

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