Work to commence on Northern Expressway project under National Road Master Plan | Daily News

Work to commence on Northern Expressway project under National Road Master Plan

The government is to commence the Northern Expressway project under the National Road Master Plan for 2007-2017.

Phase one of this expressway consists of four stages. Stage one includes 53 kms from Enderamulla to Ambepussa via Mirigama, stage two includes 39 kms from Mirigama to Pellendeniya (Kurunegala), stage three includes 46 kms from Ambepussa to Kandy and stage four includes 62 kms from Pellendeniya to Dambulla.

Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella addressing the Cabinet press briefing at the ministry auditorium yesterday, said the proposal made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his capacity as the Ports and Highways Minister, for the appointment of a Cabinet Appointed Negotiating Committee and a Project Committee to evaluate the Project Proposals, for the planning, designing, financing, construction and operation of the Stages one and two of the above project, was approved by the Cabinet.

The project is to be funded by China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited and China Merchants Huajian Highway Investment Company Limited. 


 

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