Large-scale cassava project gets underway | Daily News

Large-scale cassava project gets underway

An investment of US$ 40 mn
President Maithripala Sirisena laying the foundation stone for the industrial complex
President Maithripala Sirisena laying the foundation stone for the industrial complex

The first ever large scale Green Investment Project of introducing cassava (manioc) to the international market through the Foreign Direct Investment worth U$$40 million, got underway on Tuesday with President Maitripala Sirisena laying the foundation stone for the industrial complex to be set up in Welikanda, Polonnaruwa.

Starch Industries (Pvt) Ltd, a Sri Lankan agri-pharma company in collaboration with Gramashakthi People Movement has launched this project in a bid to introduce cassava to the international market. The start of the construction got underway under the Gramashakthi concept of President Sirisena.

Governor North Central Province Sarath Ekanayake, Starch Industries (Pvt) Ltd Chairman Andreas Wyk were among the invitees who gathered for the event.

 


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