The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an agreement with Alpine Clothing Nikeweratiya (PVT) LTD which is an Investment for a project to set up a Garment manufacturing plant.
Dr. Lakshman Jayaweera, Chairman of the BOI signed the agreement on behalf of the BOI and Ms. Punsisi Parakramahewa Mathrage Director of Alpine Clothing Nikeweratiya (PVT) LTD signed the agreement on behalf of the company.
Alpine Clothing Nikeweratiya (PVT) LTD is a newly established Garment manufacturing plant with an investment of 1 million US Dollars. This state of the art manufacturing plant is planning to commence its operations by end of March 2015.
Alpine Clothing will be established as a 250 machine modern factory in its phase 1 creating 500 jobs in the Wayamba region. The factory is currently under construction with state of the art facilities and machines. The factory consists of modern lavatory facilities, canteen facilities, hostel facilities and many more.
Further the management is planning to expand the factory with 500 machines creating up to 1000 jobs during the first 2 years of production.
The management has strong ties with European apparel agents and is planning to manufacture and export ladies wear to European markets. Having a stable market, the management is planning to offer benefits such as attendance allowances, medical allowances and many benefits to the employees along with safer and comfortable working conditions.
The Board of Investment has encouraged this venture which will benefit the Wayamba regional economy and create jobs for its unemployed youth. This is the vision of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to boost export revenue by developing industries in the regions.