Construction of the New Expressway awarded to the China Harbor Engineering Cooperation
The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to award the construction of the expressway on pillars that connect the Athurugiriya Interchange and the New Kelani Bridge to the China Harbor Engineering Cooperation.
On April 08, 2020, the Cabinet approved a proposal to implement the aforementioned construction project on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis.
Accordingly, bids that contained technical and financial proposals were called from relevant investors for the project.
Subsequently, the Cabinet approved a proposal by the Minister of Highways to award the implementation of the said project to the China Harbor Engineering Cooperation.
The contract is awarded as per the recommendation of the Negotiation Committee appointed by the Cabinet.
(Courtesy: Ada Derana)
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By the look of previous work, the quality of work seems fine. So, there is no issue. If the Sri Lankans are not getting jobs, and if it is because of the communication difficulties, it is up to the government and the company to organise Classes for SL workers to be able to understand and speak some basic Chinese and it is the job of the public to lean rather than winging about Chinese coming and getting their jobs. The time of ‘Ping Haaal’ gone long ago. Nothing good comes without having to work for it.
The quality of workmanship in many projects is deplorable.
Have seen compliance certificates in alien languages being issued for major projects; the certificates are not even worth the value of the paper on which it is written.
As opposed to training SL workers in Mandarin, why not insist on persons representing overseas companies communicate in the National Language either directly or through interpreters. Technology is also available where one could speak into a mobile device in any language which is translated and broadcast in other languages through the device’s speaker.
As this project is a BOT, we will be paying the Chinks for the use of this expressway.
Quite an innovative way to steal national wealth.
“The quality of workmanship in many projects is deplorable.
Have seen compliance certificates in alien languages being issued for major projects; the certificates are not even worth the value of the paper on which it is written.”
Rather than believing your shi–y words, people can have a better understanding by looking at BMICH that was built and handed over when Sirima Bandaranayaka was the prime minister, why the UK asked China to build the nuclear reactor (Until China itself exited the deal ) and how they managed to land a Mars Rover in Mars (it is the planet, not the chocolate bar for your information) just last week. If not enough, people can look in the YouTube to see engineering marvels Chinese have done during the last two decades.
“we will be paying the Chinks for the use of this expressway. Quite an innovative way to steal national wealth.”
Until the national wealth fountain or tree discovered by the likes of you, Nation – that is the people- should pay for what they want and use. That is how and what happens in the countries like the US and UK. Otherwise, like in some other countries, have to pay huge amount in income tax to finance the public services.