Expressway, tunnels, LRT to connect reclaimed China Port City in Sri Lanka

ECONOMYNEXT – An elevated expressway, tunnels and light rail transit link will connect the China’s 15 billion US dollar reclaimed Colombo Port City to the rest of Sri Lanka’s capital, an official said.

An elevated road is expected to be built to connect the Port City to an expressway leading to the airport.

CHEC Port City (Pvt) Ltd, the project company is in discussions with Sri Lanka to build a tunnels connecting two entrances to the city which also lead south along the Marine Drive up to four kilometres, head of Sales and Marketing Liang Thow Ming said.

A light rail transit (LRT) system being developed for Colombo will also have an extension ending within the Port City, Liang told an international investment forum organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in Colombo.

By May 2017, about 40 percent of the reclamation work has been completed, Liang said.

The Port City is expected to have daytime population of 250,000 when it is completed in 25 to 30 years.

Its resident population could be about 75,000 with 21,000 residential apartment planned.

The reclaimed city which is about 1.7 kilometres by 1.7 kilometres will have cycling paths and covered walkways. (Colombo/June02/2017)

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