Railway cargo transport timely -NCCSL
The decision taken by the Government to transport cargo using the
railway system is timely and important. It is a milestone in the
transport and logistic industry and would provide impetus for industrial
growth, National Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka Shipping, Ports and
Aviation Committee Chairman Sujeiva Samaraweera told Daily News
"The rail transport will not only boost the internal trade, but would
be advantage for the export sector with the availability of easy access
to the transportation facility. The traffic congestion at the road
transportation could be minimized thereby increasing the level of
efficiency," he said.
Using latest technology to upgrade facilities and to make it user and
operational friendly could develop the rail transportation
infrastructure further. This will have a positive impact on the economy
and development of the regional transportation, he said.
The country needs to promote the dry port concept where rail
transport is connected to the road transport with efficient and an
effective system to enhance usability.
A developed rail network will also facilitate an improved logistic
performance level, he said.