Omani Chamber keen to invest in Lanka | Daily News

Omani Chamber keen to invest in Lanka

 CCC Chairman Samantha Ranatunga  and Omani Chamber of Commerce and Industries Chairman Said Saleh Said Al Kiyumi exchanging pleasentaries.

 

Omani Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Said Saleh Said Al Kiyumi, who visited the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce during this week said, Oman is ready to look at 'big' Sri Lankan projects to invest.

Kiyumi and his team, who was in the country to attend the Eastern Investment forum said they are willing to look at projects in the areas of tourism, property development, SME development and many more.

"We like to invest in big projects, which Sri Lanka is planning to launch, give us information on those projects,"Kiyumi said.

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chairman Samantha Ranatunga highlighted the major development projects Sri Lanka is planning to launch, such as the Megalopolis Development project. "Arabian countries have been traditional trading partners of Sri Lanka and I believe the emerging investment opportunities in Sri Lanka, will give us a platform to strengthen that relationship,' said Ranatunga.

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce CEO and Secretary General Mangala P. B. Yapa emphasised the Omani Chamber representatives on the importance of investing in Sri Lanka.

"May be you'll can look at a place like Hambantota, which has a free port and also the Megalopolis development project, which opens up many doors to the foreign investors,'Yapa said.

The meeting concluded with both parties deciding on follow up actions to be taken to go forward. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Omani Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a MOU signed between the two parties in 2007, aimed at working together to promote two way trade and investments. 


 

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