Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Japan to donate 8 fire engines to Sri Lanka's EPZs
Thu, Mar 22, 2018, 08:30 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 22, Colombo: The Government of Japan has decided to provide 8 fire engines along with firefighting equipment to Sri Lanka's Export Processing Zones (EPZs) in Katunayake, Biyagama, Seethawaka and Wathupitiwala, where more than 100,000 employees are working.

The equipment donated by local governments in Japan will be utilized for the safety not only in EPZs but also in their adjacent areas.

The grant contract for "The Project for Upgrading Fire Units in Export Processing Zones (EPZs) of Sri Lanka" amounting US$ 90,778 (approx. Rs. 14.1 million) under the scheme "Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Securities Project" was signed on 20th March 2018 at Board of Investment of Sri Lanka head office in Colombo, between Ambassador of Japan Kenichi Suganuma, and Director General of Board of Investment (BOI) Duminda Ariyasinghe.

Mr. Ariyasinghe mentioned that the BOI acts as the first point of contact for investors who intend to set up projects in manufacturing, infrastructure, tourism, agriculture, IT related services or another chosen sector in Sri Lanka.

To ensure safety and security of the people in the BOI Zones, BOI Fire Units are based in Katunayake, Biyagama, Seethawaka and Wathupitiwala Export Processing Zones. Every effort is made to provide a secured working environment for a considerable number of workers and factories located within these zones.

BOI received 5 fire fighting vehicles in 2014 from the government of Japan, which are now used in several EPZs.

"Through this new project, in which we receive another set of 8 reconditioned Fire Engines, BOI could enhance the fire units at BOI export processing as well as factories outside the zones. We thank the Government of Japan," BOI Director General said.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Prime Minister launches lower Malwathu Oya reservoir construction project
-- [3 hours ago]
Navy seizes nearly 1 kg of suspected cocaine stock during raid in Mannar
-- [5 hours ago]
Prime Minister promises to bring a new political transformation
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Pan Asia Bank reports Rs.753 mn PAT during 1H'19
-- [6 hours ago]
PM says up to the people to decide whether to continue with development or go backwards
ICC Chairman assures support for development of Sri Lanka cricket
Health Minister reveals plans to regulate prices of more types of medicines
Lifting Emergency in Sri Lanka does not impact ban on terrorist organizations
President instructs armed forces to maintain security as Emergency lifted
Case against Keheliya Rambukwella to be heard on October 1

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.