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Which Megapolis project initiatives does the ministry regard as high priority?

 

A surge in construction activities is in the process of transforming the island’s economy and skylines. However, it will be more likely to achieve sustained success if it is backed up by a ready supply of quality, low-cost, and domestically produced materials.

 

In recent years Sri Lanka’s real estate market has experienced intensifying demand for grade-A office and commercial space from both domestic and foreign establishments. Such space is scarce in the capital and almost non-existent outside Colombo. Although several projects expected to supply a large amount of premium commercial space are in the...

 

Across the island, a wide-ranging infrastructure development campaign is unrolling to expand Sri Lanka’s production capacity, efficiency and productivity, with the added aim of reducing regional disparity. Building and infrastructure projects are expected to strengthen the country’s economy, with the ultimate aim of achieving high-income,...

 

Referred to by one industry stakeholder as one of the most promising in Asia, Sri Lanka’s real estate sector is experiencing unprecedented levels of growth. Although Colombo’s high-end luxury property such as hotels, condos and retail outlets comprise the main draw, other areas – such as Galle and Colombo’s suburbs – are also receiving...

 

A thriving tourism sector is feeding expansion in Sri Lanka’s real estate industry and the pace is not expected to slow in the near term. Indeed, the government’s tourism strategy aims to make Sri Lanka Asia’s most sought-after destination, and a wide array of new hotels will be needed to accommodate the increase in visitors expected to the...