Sri Lanka to expand Galle Face green, new access route to Port City
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will expand Colombo’s Galle Face Green by 30 meters and a new access route will be built to Colombo port from Kollupitiya, extending the current Marine Drive, Megapolis Minister Champika Ranawaka said.
China Harbhour Engineering Company, which is reclaiming 269 hectares of sea to build the port city will invest to extend the marine drive, he said. Underground access will be given to hotels and other offices along the way.
An elevated expressway will connect the new bridge crossing Kelani river to the port city, which will start at the present Chaitya Road, Minister Ranawaka said.
The first three 60-floor towers are expected to start on 20 hectares of reclaimed land in June. At the moment about 60 percent of the 269 hectare reclamation has been completed. (Colombo/Jan26/2018)