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President’s Chief of Staff visits Port City Colombo

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President Maithripala Sirisena’s Chief of Staff Ranjan Dharmawardena went on an observation tour of the Port City Colombo project site last week.

He was accompanied by a group of officials from the Presidential Secretariat, including the Chief Engineer, Additional Secretaries, Senior Assistant and Assistant Secretaries to the President.

Port City Colombo Project Director Nihal Fernando, and CHEC Port City Colombo Ltd. (the investing company) Employer Representative Wang Hao made technical presentations on the progress and current status of the project to visiting officials. They highlighted measures taken to mitigate any possible impacts due to dynamic compaction under the real-time vibration monitoring done by the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB).

The project team also explained the mitigatory measures taken to prevent any impact on historical sites situated in close proximity of the site, including the Presidential Secretariat, Lighthouse and Sambodhi Chaithya, as explained in the EIA.

The Chief of Staff commended the project team for the preventive action planned and expressed his appreciation of the local and Chinese staff for their committed efforts to make this project a success.

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