Apr 27, 2017 (LBO) – China Heavy Machinery Corporation is to carry out a feasibility study to identify and implement a reliable water and sewerage sector implementation plan in Hambantota covering the harbor and proposed special industrial zone.
Minister of Water Supply Rauff Hakeem said the water supply demand of the Hambantota area will increase in the next five to 20 years with forecast development in the area.
Hakeem said an MoU between the Chinese firm, National Water Supply and Drainage Board will be signed on the basis that the Chinese firm conducts the feasibility study at their own cost.
Sewerage disposal and treatment facilities in the area are also to be improved under this project to cater for future development.
The government has proposed to follow the Swiss Challenge procurement procedure for the implementation of identified projects under the feasibility study.
The government has recommended the Chinese firm to carry out the study and evaluate the possibility of going for EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction), PPP or BOT.
Sri Lanka seeks to set up a special industrial zone under the Hambantota port development project.