Colombo Urban Transport Master Plan Report handed over to the Minister
The Study Report on Colombo Urban Transport Master Plan which was commenced in 2012 by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with the collaboration of the Ministry of Transport and several other related institutions was handed over to Hon. Kumara Welgama, Minister of Transport by Hon. Manabu Sakai, Parliamentary Minister of Transport in Japan on 19th August, 2014 at the Ministry of Transport in Sri Lanka.
This study was being conducted by the Ministry of Transport with the cooperation of JICA with the objective of resolving the urban mobility issues and preparing a Master Plan to develop a more efficient and comfortable mobility system releasing the acute traffic congestion Colombo city and suburbskeeping in line with the national development policy plan “MahindaCintana Way Forward”.
The Study Report has introduced projects that could be implemented on short term, medium term and long term basis to improve the urban mobility while widely reviewing the current scenario of the transportation system, development activities currently in progress in line with the Government’s long term development policy to enhance efficiency in passenger and goods transportation connecting Colombo city and other urbanized areas, and future mobility plans.
Hon. Kumara Welgama, Minister of Transport, receiving the Study Report mentioned that with the implementation of the proposed project the prevailing traffic congestion in the Colombo city will be eliminated soon.
Mr.DhammikaPerera, the Secretary to the Ministry of Transport, Ministry officials and representatives from JICA were also present at the occasion.