Colombo/Sri Lanka – In spite of the collateral impacts of the pandemic, the construction industry sector in Sri Lanka, one of the main development sectors, continued to operate recording positive economic growth.
Foreign investments, construction of highways, and infrastructure development including ports were granted full authority.
The continuation of the sector strengthened the country’s economy and ensured job security for thousands of workers.
It also played a vital role in alleviating possible economic downturn during the lockdown period because a large percentage of the country’s low-income people were employed in these sectors.
Japan’s JICA Institute was able to complete the construction of the expressway leading to the Capital as a highway on poles, a section of the Central Expressway will also be opened in the coming days.
Also, infrastructure development activities including road widening are being carried out continuously nationwide.
It is hoped that in the future, Sri Lanka will be able to emerge as a stable country in the region.
Meanwhile, a government development officer Chinthaka muthukumarana hailed governmental efforts to “prevent a possible catastrophe in the country” by the measures it has followed to perform development affairs uninterruptedly securing jobs of multiple construction workers including masons, technicians, laborers, etc.
For his part, MP Madhura Withanage pointed out that despite the economic crisis, Sri Lanka managed to give its people the third booster vaccine dose and to tackle the pandemic implications as per the World Health Organization criteria.