ECONOMYNEXT – Singapore consultancy Surbana Jurong Infrastructure Pte. Ltd. (SJIPL) and its engineering subsidiary SMEC International Pvt. Ltd. Australia have won a Sri Lanka government contract to modernise four secondary towns in the island.
The contract under the Asian Development Bank funded ‘Sustainable Urban Development Project’ is to modernise road infrastructure in the towns of Kurunegala, Rathnapura, Dambulla and Trincomalee.
The state information office said the Cabinet of ministers this week decided to award the planning and procurements contract for the project to the Surbana Jurong Infrastructure – SMEC International joint venture.
Resources Development Consultants Ltd and Master Hellie’s Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd. Sri Lanka were selected as sub-consultants for the project.
The project, under the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, aims to develop cities outside Colombo with growth potential in priority economic corridors and important nodes across the country, according to the ADB.
“The funding would provide for transformative investments to aim at creating livable prosperous communities that leverage industrial and economic linkages,” it said.
(COLOMBO, 28 August 2019)