Sri Lanka Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake delivered an address at the ceremony. He said that Sri Lanka cherished the traditional friendship with Chinese people, valued the cooperation with Chinese companies and welcomed the participation of JSTI in the national reconstruction of Sri Lanka. At the end of ceremony, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake answered questions of citizens and reporters on the scene. JSTI overseas department sent a representative to attend the ceremony and delivered a speech to express JSTI's confidence in the prospects for cooperation between JSTI and Sri Lanka Urban Development & Water Affairs Ministry.
Total amount of this project is US dollar 80 million. The construction of #1 land-parcel started on December 23 of last year. The new government of Sri Lanka continually maintains a positive attitude towards this social-welfare project. This ground-breaking ceremony was reported in a centralized way by the national mainstream media of Sri Lanka. (Reported by Chen Wen)