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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 6.45 GMT

Country's first monorail to be constructed in H'tota


Sri Lanka's first monorail track will be built in Hambantota linking the new Hambantota Airport and the Suriyawewa International cricket stadium.

The project is expected to get off the ground next year. Hambantota district Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa told Daily News that this would be a three kilometre stretch and they are currently talking to several investors in this regard.

He said that one of the main aims of this proposed rail track is that it would link key development projects that are already taking place in the City of Hambantota.

"One would be the proposed IT park where over 1.500 would be directly employed and the proposed convention centre, Airport, a 3,000 room apartment complex and several key investment projects," he said.






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