Project Progress

Feasibility Study
Selection of Consultant and Detailed design
Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Environmental Consideration
Construction
Testing and Open
Utility Diversion

Feasibility Study

Outlined the scope and objectives of the feasibility study at the first meeting held on 28th February 2017. A schedule was proposed for the study and had the discussions about the roadmap towards opening of LRT system.

The Interim Report has been already submitted by the JICA and report provides the details of proposed LRT system, environmental and social considerations, concepts of operations and maintenance, the current progress of the study and way forward.

The Draft Final Report which includes all the details related to the project was submitted to the PMU.  The comments  for the report already conveyed to the consultant.

Final report of the Feasibility Study was submitted to the PMU by JICA and the same has been approved by the Steering committee.

Selection of Consultant and Detailed design

Request for Expression of Interest (ROEI) for the Consultancy service for the Design, Procurement Support, Construction Supervision and Project Management for CLR, was published and eligible consultancy firms were shortlisted. The Request for Proposals (RFP) has been prepared and forwarded for JICA s review and concurrence.

Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Environmental Consideration

Number of Awareness Meetings were conducted to aware the LRT project stakeholders.

Initial Socio- economic Survey is conducted targeting project

Draft Resettlement Action Plan was prepared and submitted to JICA

EIA study has been completed  and disclosed for the public comments.

Construction

Testing and Open

Utility Diversion

working group of other service providers (Sri Lanka Telecom, Dialog PLC, Water Board, Colombo Municipal Council, Road Development Authority) was formed and conducted productive meetings with them to have the maximum support for the utility Diversion.

 

Available information of utility lines which belongs to other service providers were collected and transformed to GIS formats.

Ceylon Electricity Board(CEB) has already started preparing tender documents for the relocation of overhead, underground power lines and other CEB utilities. Team comprised of six CEB professionals provide their expertise assistance to the PMU