Sri Lanka Ports Authority
planed to develop Colombo Port City Project - Phase 1 - Land Reclamation in the southern coastal waters of Container Terminal of Colombo Port, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The BOOT/PPP developer of the project was CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd. Government of Sri Lanka was responsible for providing approval to study, the construction of marine area, and municipal infrastructure. The master plan consultancy was Sweco AB
. The construction supervision consultant was Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau
. The dredger supplier was CCCC Guangzhou Dredging Co., Ltd
. The project would developed in a typical Public-private partnership (PPP) mode and covered the construction of a land reclamation of 269 hectares from the sea. 178 hectares of the reclamation was planned to be developed into commercial land. The reclamation used 4 super-large drag suction dredgers namly Junyang No. 1, Wanqingsha, Xinhaifeng and Xinhailong. The capacity of these dredgers was 21028 cubic meters, which is the biggest type in Asia. After the completion of the project, it would transform Colombo into a International Financial Center. The port city would contain integrated development in financial business, retail, residence, healthcare, education, leisure and entertainment. Project was located in the city along Belt and Road and co-developed by local government of Chinese companies. It was also emblematic of China’s strategy of developing a maritime Silk Road from Asia to Europe.