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* Power and Energy Minister requests report on LNG power plant in Kerawalapitiya
Tue, Dec 3, 2019, 10:05 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 03, Colombo: The Minister of Passenger Transport, Power and Energy Mahinda Amaraweera has requested the officials to immediately submit a report on the Natural Liquid Gas Power plant project.

Passenger Transport and Power and Energy Minister Mahinda Amaraweera requested the officials to submit a report immediately on the 300 megawatt Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) power plant at Kerawalapitiya. A special discussion on the project chaired by Minister Amaraweera was held at the Petroleum Ministry auditorium Monday.

The Ministry of Power and Energy had proposed to implement the LNG power plant project under the previous government and the tender for the construction of the plant has been awarded to a Chinese company.

However, according to the engineers attached to the Ceylon Electricity Board, Lakdhanavi Ltd, a state-owned local power company has made a lower bid for the project and by giving the project to a higher bidder, the government will incur losses of Rs. 90 billion in the next 20years.

Representatives of the local company as well as the officials of the Ministry of Power and Energy were present at the discussion.

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera requested the officials to provide a detailed report on the transaction and decided to hold further discussions on Thursday (05).


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