Sri Lanka LRT study gets responses from Alsthom, Bombardier: Minister

Sri Lanka has received responses from nine parties for expressions of interest called to study five light rail transit link for the capital Colombo, Megapolis Development Minister Champika Ranawaka said.

Alsthom of France, Bombardier Canada, as well as several Chinese parties, and firms from Korea, Japan and India have responded he told EconomyNext.

Two of the key links are to be built with a loan from the Japan International Co-operation Agency, which covers

It includes the city’s most crowded transport corridor leading from the central business district to Malabe. The link is regarded by analysts

The other five corridors are to be built as privately finance build operate transfer projects.

Minister Ranawaka said the responses are being evaluate and the parties will be called for discussions shortly.

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