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    Sri Lanka's First Green Industrial Zone to be opened tomorrow

    August 27, 2014

    The first stage of the Achchuveli Industrial Estate, in Sri Lanka's Northern Province will be opened by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa on August 28.

    The Achchuveli Industrial Estate is one of the five industrial estates planned for in post war Sri Lanka.  It is also the first Green Industrial Zone in the country, reconstructed under Uthuru Wasanthaya programme.


    The Achchuveli Industrial Estate, which became defunct in 1991 due to the war, has been rehabilitated and modernised under the aegis of the governments of India and Sri Lanka.


    The park extending over an area of 64 acres was developed in two stages and 24 acres were fully developed under the first stage at a cost of Rs. 200 million. Indian government provided Rs 175 million for infrastructure development in the industrial zone while Sri Lankan government provided Rs. 25 million.


    Over eight companies have already commenced construction of factories in the first phase of the industrial park.


    The government provided basic facilities to the park including electricity, widened roads, pipe borne water, a drainage system and waste water treatment plant.


    The development of the Achchuveli Industrial Estate in Jaffna is expected to provide direct and indirect employment to more than 10,000 people in the region.(KH)


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