Sri Lanka to review regulations on ceramic industry: Budget2019
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will review regulations on ceramic and tile industry mining and transport that are holding the sectors back, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said, presenting a budget for 2019.
"We will review these regulations and laws that are a barrier to these industries, keeping the environmental concerns in mind," Samaraweera told parliament.
Sri Lanka ceramic and tile industries have complained that permits are needed from 16 different agencies, which have made it almost impossible to mine raw materials.
As a result, they are reduced to buying from third parties.
Tile industrialists have also said that they face difficulties in getting permission to dig clay from silted tanks, which is encouraged by the Department of Irrigation.
But the process takes a long time and rains come by the time permission is granted. (Colombo/Mar05/2019-SB)