November, 15, 2017
A group of officials representing Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLLRDC) made an observational tour on board the Jun Yang 1, Asia's largest trailing suction hopper dredger which is in operation for Port City Colombo reclamation, last week.
The Team was headed by C.B. Amarasinghe, Deputy General Manager together with several other Deputy and Assistant General Managers from SLLRDC.
Wang Hao, Employer's Representative of CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd, Liu Zhi, Country Manager of Guangzhou Dredging Company, Chandana Gunawardena, Deputy Project Manager of China Harbour Engineering Company and W.A.D.D. Wijesooriya, Team leader Environmental Management Plan (EMP) of CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd made the technical presentations to the visiting team. Officials were satisfied with the project team’s progress for adhering properly to the guidelines and conditions stipulated by the Government. They also highly commended the modern technical equipment used by the three dredgers for smooth operation.
Currently the Port City project has utilized three dredgers namely Jun Yang 1, Wan Qing Sha and Xin Hai Feng which are equipped with high tech modern facilities and real time GPS tracking. Currently, sand mining takes place at the off-shore site belonging to SLLRDC some 10km away from the Uswetakeiyawa shore. By using modern technology SLLRDC monitors the movement of all three dredgers 24/7 to ensure smooth operation.
Last month Megapolis & Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka commended the 50% completion of phase 1 land reclamation for the Port City Colombo development project.