Another MOU with China on Norochcholai power plant
China is to play a bigger role in Sri Lanka’s power generation sector by helping to maintain the 1.35 billion US dollar Norochcholai coal power plant that has been plagued by repeated breakdowns.
President Xi Jingping who arrives in Colombo on a two-day visit on the 16th of September will watch, together with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the signing of first of two Memorandums of Understanding for this purpose.
It will be between the Ministry of Power and Energy and China’s Ministry of Commerce.
A four-member committee is to be established in terms of the MoU to supervise the implementation of the provisions.
Its co-chairpersons will be the Power and Energy Ministry Secretary and the Chinese embassy’s Economic and Commercial Counsellor.