About Port City Colombo

Port City Colombo (PCC) is a multi-service Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and the engine of Sri Lanka’s economic development as a regional financial centre and business hub. Located strategically at the heart of the South Asian region, it is one of the largest Private-Public Partnerships (PPP) in Sri Lanka, aiming to set a world-class standard for investments, services, and lifestyle.

As one of the island's most exciting destinations, PCC is home to Sri Lanka's first-ever yacht marina, duty-free mall, and luxury waterfront resorts. It focuses on driving high-value investments through state-of-the-art infrastructure, advanced technology, and favourable regulations for development.


To become a world-class global hub, attracting premier local and international businesses as well as leading talents.


To develop the most thriving business ecosystem and livable city in South Asia. With sustainable values and future-ready infrastructure, we will provide an enhanced living experience.

Port City Colombo is a master-planned city spanning a wide expanse of reclaimed land positioned as an extension of Colombo's Central Business District. Designed with sustainability and modernity in mind, Port City Colombo is set to become the gateway to South Asia.

Extension of Sri Lanka's Central Business District
Million sqm
Gross Floor Area (GFA)
Of city development
Of public space
Of green space and beach
Swimming lagoon
Investment on completion
Expected city population
Distinct precincts
New jobs created

Regulatory Authority

The Colombo Port City Economic Commission Act No. 11 of 2021 was approved by the Government of Sri Lanka, placing focus on the ease of doing business in the SEZ. As the regulatory authority, the Colombo Port City Economic Commission oversees the administration and control of all corporate governance, dispute resolution, and operational matters within the zone.

Primary Developer

The China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited is the primary developer of Port City Colombo (PCC). Since 2014, CHEC has invested $1.4 billion in the Port City Colombo development project, making it one of the largest Public Private Partnerships in Sri Lanka.

CHEC hails from a background of renown for the design and construction of ports and bridges, dredging, container cranes and heavy machinery manufacturing. Since its inception in 2005, CHEC has built a global reputation for its involvement in several international development projects in Costa Rica, UAE, Colombia, Cameroon, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The company has also contributed to significant construction and development projects in Sri Lanka since 1998, including the Southern Highway, Outer Circular Highway, Hambantota Port, Mattala International Airport, and Colombo South Container Terminal.

CHEC is a subsidiary of the China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC), a world-leading integrated services provider in large infrastructure listed on the Hong Kong and Shanghai Stock Exchange. The company is globally recognised and employs over 120,000 employees across 145 countries and regions.

CCCC is internationally known for investing in and developing innovative infrastructure solutions. The company is mainly engaged in investment, construction and operation of transportation infrastructure, marine equipment manufacture, real estate and comprehensive city development.

  • Appointed by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) as “10 Key Enterprises for International Operation Strategy” and “10 Key Enterprises for World-Class Enterprises Cultivation”
  • Achieved Grade A in SASAC assessment for 18 consecutive years.
  • Ranked #63 among Fortune 500 Global companies in 2023 (Fortune, 2023)
  • Ranked #3 among ENR’s Top International Contractors in 2023 (Engineering News-Record, 2023)
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