A renowned bridge construction company, Clevelend Bridge, has successfully won a £35million contract to replace rural bridges in Sri Lanka.
The construction consultancy, upon successful tender to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Economic Development, was awarded on-going bridge design and construction work in rural parts of the island for the next 4 years.
British High Commissioner, John Rankin, praised the deal, describing it as
“ A great example of collaboration across the Commonwealth and will ultimately help increase mobility for Sri Lanka’s rural population an enable them to enhance their standard of living.”
In contrast, amidst strong international calls to develop the war-torn Tamil North-East of the island, the majority of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Economic Development’s work over the past year, has predominantly involved securing support from other nations to boost its tourist industry.