Dec 09, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s state-owned oil refiner has been given the go-ahead to fund the construction of an aircraft refuelling facility at a new international airport being built in the south, a statement said. It currently operates a refuelling facility at the island’s sole international airport at Katunayake, north of Colombo. The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation will design the aircraft hydrant refuelling system at the Maththala airport which is build by Chinese contractors with a loan from China’s Ex-Im Bank.
Construction of the facility will be given to the company building the airport at a negotiated price, according to a note of the project released at a government news conference after the weekly Cabinet meeting.
The cabinet of ministers had also given approval for the CPC to hire qualified personnel for the new facility.
The CPC will do the operations and maintenance of the aircraft refuelling facility.