Sri Lanka: Construction of Colombo Port’s West Terminal begins

The Western International Container Terminal (WICT) will be the fifth container handling facility at Colombo Port.

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Dredging started for the construction of WICT this morning[ Photo: SLPA/Indian High Commission in Colombo]

Construction work of the Western Container International Terminal (WCIT) at the Colombo Port commenced today (9). It will be managed by West Container International Terminal Pvt. Ltd. The event was chaired by the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva.

The project is an investment of 700 million US Dollars by India’s Adani Group, its local partner John Keels Holdings and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract.

This terminal will be the fifth container handling facility at Colombo Port.

Minister Ports, Shipping and Aviation and Indian High Commissioner in Colombo waving the flag to kick off dredging for WCIT [ Photo: SLPA/ Indian High Commission in Colombo]

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