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Sri Lanka PM invites Indian companies to develop ports

 PTI |  2016-10-06 23:14:28.0  |  New Delhi

Sri Lanka has invited Indian companies to participate in its port development projects and other infrastructure building programmes.

The visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his meeting with Union Shipping and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari discussed the prospects of Indian companies in building two to three ports in Sri Lanka.

Wickremesinghe wants Indian companies develop a few ports in Sri Lanka including Colombo Port and Gadkari conveyed his willingness to partner and cooperate in developing their port and other infrastructure, a Road Transport Ministry official said.

The official said the Sri Lankan Prime Minister expressed keenness that Indian companies should participate in developing ports there and it will be decided whether to proceed on government to government basis or not. 

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