10-acre land in Muthurajawela to be given to CEB

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The Cabinet has approved the transfer of a 10-acre land in Muthurajawela to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) in order to construct a 300 MW LNG Power Plant.

The Board of Directors of the Land Development Corporation has approved the transfer of ten acres of land adjacent to the Yugadanavi Power Station at Muthurajawela to the CEB. The CEB Board of Directors has also approved the purchase of the land.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet also gave greenlight to update the National Environmental Policy and Strategies published in 2003 with the advice of environmental experts and stakeholders as well as the views of the public.

The main policy statement that guides decision making on environmental issues in Sri Lanka is the ‘National Environmental Policy and Strategies’ published by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in 2003. There have been a number of significant changes affecting the environment nationally and globally in the recent past.

At the same time, the economic, social, and cultural factors that contribute to environmental change, as well as the scientific knowledge of the environment, have changed significantly. Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minster of environment to implement the project.

(TR)