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Southern Expressway extension to be open in November

"The extension of the Southern Expressway will be operational by end of November”,said the Chairman of the Road Development Aurhority (RDA) Nihal Sooriarachchi. The RDA  chairman made this revelation at a media breifing last Tuesday.

The 96 km stretch costing Rs 255.2 billion and funded by the Exim bank of China and the Government of Sri Lanka was constructed in four sections.

Section 1. Matara to Beliatta 30km. Rs 113.5 billion
Section 2. Beliatta to Wetiya    26 km. Rs 55.2 billion
Section 3. Wetiya to Andarawewa   15 km. Rs 31.5 billion
Section 4. Mattala - Hambanthota via Andarawewa  25. Km.  Rs 56 billion

There will be interchanges after Godagama at Aparekka, Beliatta, Kasagala, Angunukolapelessa, Wetiya, Suriyawewa, Mattala and Hambanthota.

The same evening, on being asked  about the work stoppage on  selection 1 by the contractor M/s AVIC international due to non settlement of invoices the Chairman said that cabinet approval would be sought on the 9th and the firm had agreed to continue  work.

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