Several PPP projects in the pipeline

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Chairman of National Agency for Public Private Partnership (NAPPP) Thilan Wijesinghe yesterday said NAPPA is looking at ways how PPP could be used to make state owned entities viable in the country.He said, Kandy Mahaiyawa Urban Housing Project, Pettah Multimodel Hub, Ekala Aero City Project, Convention Centre Port City, Medical Complex port city, School at Port City, Dedduwa integrated tourism development project, Colombo Port cruise terminal, renewable energy park in Pooneryn, Barge mounted power plant are some of the PPP projects in the pipeline in the country. He was speaking at the 31st annual conference OPA under the theme, ‘Innovative Digitalization’, held at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel yesterday(27).

Talking about technological aspects, Wijesinghe said the delay in implementing the Transit Smart Card Project in Sri Lanka is a major concern. “Transit Smart Card project has been gravitating among Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) ICTA, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Ministry of Transport and various other line ministries over the last two and a half years.”

 

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