ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is expanding an industrial zone in Mirigama in the north central region to accommodate 31 more foreign invested factories, the country’s investment promotion agency said.
The Mirigama Export Industrial zone, which is 35 kilometres away from the main international airport in Katunayake is on a 260.5 acre of land on which nine industries now occupy 50.69 acres.
The expansion will see 31 industrial slots added in a 108 acre area.
The existing nine enterprises produce apparel, marble, granite, lead ingots, oleo resins and plant propagation products, employing 2,752 staff.
Another firm, Aussee Oats Milling Pvt. Ltd, making rolled oats, steel cut oats, instant oats, quick oats, sweet and savory oats, oat flour, oat bran and muesli for export.
The zone has its own waste processing facilities. (Colombo/Aug07/2018)