Expansion of Sri Lanka’s international airport with Japanese funds to continue

Jan 25, Colombo: The State Minister of Civil Aviation Faizer Mustapha said the Japanese government has expressed willingness to continue to support the second stage of the expansion of the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake.

Following a meeting with the Minister Friday the Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka Mr. Nobuhito Hobo has assured to continue supporting the infrastructure project uninterrupted.

The Ambassador during the meeting said that Japan will assist reconstructing Katunayake Airport and equip with new technologies according to international standards.

The main airport of the island is currently being renovated with modern technological facilities to make it one of the leading airports in the world.

Sri Lanka in 2013 signed a Rs. 42.5 billion loan agreement with Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) to finance the expansion of the Bandaranaike International Airport and future developments.

Under the Development Project Phase II Stage 2 work will be carried out to expand the terminal building, aircraft parking apron, and public utilities.

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