|Chinese Ambassador H.E. Yi Xianliang Visited Sri Lanka-China Industrial Zone|
On July 29, Chinese Ambassador H. E. Yi Xianliang visited Hambantota and hold a on-the-spot meeting with Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe on the construction of Sri Lanka-China Industrial Zone.
During the meeting, the two sides deeply explored land situation in the industrial zone area, construction progress of the industrial zone and envisagement of Chinese enterprises. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe welcomed Chinese enterprises to invest in the southern areas and answered specific questions raised by Chinese enterprises such as land demand. Prime Minister expressed his views on establishing a Sri Lanka-China Joint Committee, building a new city and carrying out vocational and technical training in the industrial zone. Meantime, Prime Minister initiated the idea of "Colombo-Kandy-Hambantota Corridor" by dint of Colombo Port City, Hambantota Habour, Bandaranaike International Airport and Mattala International Airport.
Ambassador Yi appreciated the Prime Minister to conduct the high efficient on-the-spot meeting, and expressed Chinese side's determination to support and take part in the establishment of Sri Lanka-China Joint Committee, new city construction and vocational and technical training. He emphasized that Hambantota industrial zone was an industry zone of both countries with comprehensive and multiple functions, which had great significance for China-Sri Lanka cooperation and the development of Sri Lanka. It had no doubt the industrial zone would promote all-around development of Sri Lanka in the near future.
Ambassador Yi also inspected projects of Mattala International Airport, Hambantota Habour and Conference Center, learning about the progress and plan of the projects. He requested the Chinese enterprises to advance the projects on time with good quality.