Road Development Authority - Sri Lanka plans to develop Sri Lanka Southern Expressway Extension Project , in Matara, Southern, Sri Lanka. China Railway Fifth Survey and Design Institute Group Co Ltd was the PMC consultant. The project covered the construction of 96 km expressway. The project was divided into 4 sections. The construction period would last for 3.5 years. After the completion of the project, the travel time from Colombo to Hambantota Port would be greatly shortened. This was a typical project under Belt and Road Initiative.