Tar Imports

Nov 17, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lanka has allowed the state Road Development Agency to directly import bitumen for road building in addition to buying from state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, minister Keheliya Rambukwelle said. Delays could results in contractor’s machinery lying idle resulting in losses which can escalate project costs.

He said the cabinet of ministers had approved the move as an extensive road building program has increased demand for bitumen and the CPC was unable to cope, creating delays in construction.