Construction work of Sri Lanka’s first LNG power plant to begin next month

Sept 28, 2018 (LBO) – Construction work of Sri Lanka’s first liquified natural gas (LNG) fuelled power plant will be commenced in Hambantota next month.

As per the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Sri Lanka and China, this will be a joint venture between the Chinese government and the Ceylon Electricity Board.

This LNG power plant is expected to add 300 Megawatts of electricity to the national grid.

Power Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya during an observation tour of the proposed site said the power plant will have a very low level of environmental pollution.

He said it is a sustainable solution to the country’s electricity needs since it is being implemented as an eco-friendly project.

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