CMEC-CEB to jointly develop 400MW LNG power plant in H’tota

China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) and state-run utility, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), are to jointly develop a 400 megawatt liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant in Hambantota, a cabinet spokesperson told reporters yesterday in Colombo.

The construction of the power plant was aimed at providing electricity to the industrial zone to be established in Hambantota.As the National Policies and Economic Affairs Minister, the proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in this regard, has been approved by the cabinet of ministers.The industrial zone is developed with the objective of feeding the Hambantota port, which is also run by the Chinese.The government has said 95 percent of the land to be identified for the industrial zone will be state land.

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