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Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 7:50
Construction of Sampur Power plant expedited: Foreign Tenders called.
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Open international tenders have been called for constructing the Saampoor Power Plant.

Power and Energy Ministry secretary M. M. C. Ferdinando told our news team that international tenders were being called for constructing the power plant at very high level.

The Ministry Secretary pointed out that every possible step was being taken to expedite the construction of the Saampoor power plant.

Attention was drawn on this as well at the discussion of the leaders of both countries held coinciding with the new Indian Prime Minister’s oath-taking ceremony.

Agreements were signed last October between the Ceylon Electricity Board and the Indian Thermal Power Corporation for the construction of the Saampoor Thermal Power Plant.  

512 million dollars are expected to be spent for the construction the Saampoor Coal Power Plant that would add a capacity of 500 megawatts to the national electricity grid.

Power and Energy Ministry secretary M. M. C. Ferdinando stated that the Saampoor power plant is scheduled to be completed in 2017

 
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