Qatari investors have expressed their willingness to build an expressway from Katunayake to Kalpitiya. This is an extension of the Colombo Katunayake highway which would be opened this year.
Investors from Qatar are looking at building this 140 km highway on a build operate and transfer basis.
Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapaksa said the main reason behind the building of this highway by Qataris is to accommodate traffic to the Kalpitiya Tourist Zone.
The Qatari investers have expressed interest to build three hotels in the Kalpitiya Tourism zone and most likely both projects would mutually benefit each other, he said.