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Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port City project finishes land reclamation

Updated: 2019-01-25

China Construction Communication Company (CCCC) held a completion ceremony for its land reclamation work on Sri Lanka's Colombo Port City project, in Colombo, capital of the country, on Jan 16.

It marks the completion of a 269-hectare area built on reclaimed land, two months ahead of schedule.


A panoramic view of the Port City project in Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]

The Colombo Port City project, funded and operated by CCCC, commenced construction on Sept 17, 2014. Its four super-large suction dredgers -- Junyang 1, Wanqingsha, Xinhaifeng, and Xinhailong, handled 250,000 cubic meters of earth daily and finished more than 7,400 dredging operations. Seventy-one million cubic meters of earth were used for land reclamation at sea.

As a large urban development complex, the port project is Sri Lanka's single largest foreign investment ever. The Port City was rated among "Five New Cities That Are Set to Shake up the Future" by Forbes. Upon its completion, it will become the new central business district in Colombo.

(Executive editor: Li Shuling)

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