Lanka should avoid mistakes in developing Megalopolis - CCC Chairman | Daily News

Lanka should avoid mistakes in developing Megalopolis - CCC Chairman

Trade Commissioner Anna Liberg, Ambassador of Sweden to Sri Lanka Harold Sandberg, Foreign Affairs Minister Margot Waltstrom, Deputy Foreign Affairs  Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva and CCC Chairman Samantha Ranatunga at the forum.

 

 Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chairman Samantha Ranatunga said Sri Lanka should avoid mistakes done by other South Asian cities, when developing the proposed Western Megalopolis Project.

“A center piece of the government’s economic development agenda ,the Western Region Megalopolis project is set to have a massive urban infrastructure build. But we need to get it right.

“We must have a strong sustainability focus in this.

“As a late comer to urbanization, Sri Lanka has a unique opportunity to do things differently and avoid the mistakes of some other Asian cities,” Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chairman Samantha Ranatunga said addressing the Roundtable Discussion on “Co-operation for Sustainable Urban Development” held last week.

The Roundtable Discussion was organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce on the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in association with the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi and the Consulate General of Sweden in Sri Lanka.

Representatives of leading Swedish companies such as ABB, Axis, Ericsson, Saab, Scania and Volvo attended the discussion and shared their experience of doing business successfully in Sri Lanka.

Minister Margot Wallstrom explained how Swedish companies can collaborate to contribute to Sri Lanka’s sustainable urban development initiative and inclusive nation building. 


 

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