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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 111

German Dorsch Group to construct Weerawila Airport and runway project

Berlin, 19 June, (Asiantribune.com): The Directorate of Dorsch Group in Germany has expressed its willingness to undertake the construction of the Weerawila Airport and runway project.Minister of Enterprise  Development and Investment Promotion, Dr Sarath Amunugama met with Mr. Wolfgang Kroh, Member of the Board of Managing Directors of KFW, the leading development bank of Germany.Minister of Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion, Dr Sarath Amunugama met with Mr. Wolfgang Kroh, Member of the Board of Managing Directors of KFW, the leading development bank of Germany.

Sri Lanka Government has decided to request the German Government to make funds available for the feasibility study of the Weerawila Airport project.

Meanwhile, Minister of Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion, Dr Sarath Amunugama is at present on the last leg of his German tour met with leading bankers and investors in Frankfurt.

He met with Mr Wolfgang Kroh, Member of the Board of Managing Directors of KFW, which is the leading development bank of Germany. KFW has several on- going projects in Sri Lanka. The progress of these projects, particularly, lending for small and medium scale enterprises, through NDB and DFCC was discussed, and both parties agreed that these projects have been an outstanding success.

Minister requested the bank authorities to persuade the Ministry of Development Co-operation to expand KFW lending to Sri Lanka.

Meetings were also held with high officials of the Deutshe Bank and Landesbank of Baden-Wuttemberg, regarding financing of projects by the private sector in Sri Lanka. Particularly, attention was paid to the proposal submitted by Dorsch Group of Germany to undertake the construction of the Weerawila Airport and runway.

A statement released by the Ministry of Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion revealed that it has been decided to request the German Government to make funds available for the feasibility study of the Weerawila project.

In the meantime the Directorate of Dorsch Group which expressed its willingness to undertake the Weerawila Airport and runway project also indicated that it would be discussing funding arrangements with the German government.

For over fifty years, the companies of the Dorsch Group have been respected consulting and engineering partners for industrial clients, private investors, and public institutions. With approximately 1,500 employees the Dorsch Group is Germany's largest independent planning and consulting company.

- Asian Tribune -

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