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Mattala – Hambantota route to be completed by next Dec

A route from Mattala to Hambantota via Andarawewa, would be available by December, 2019, under the Southern Expressway Extension Project, Project Director K.W. Kandambi said. He said that the distance of the Southern Expressway from Matara to Hambantota was 96 kilometres, adding that the project would cost Rs.241.9 billion.

Rs. 103.3 billion would be spent for the first stage of the project, while Rs.55.2 billion and Rs.31.5 billion would be spent for the second and third stages, respectively. The fourth and final stage of the project was estimated to cost Rs.52.2 billion, he added.

China’s Exim Bank would provide funding for the project, Kandambi said.

The project director said the route would be have four lanes, adding that 70 percent of the project had been completed.