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CHEC donates Rs. 4 mn protective gear to Health Ministry

Jiang Houliang, Managing Director, CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd hands over the consignment of masks to Pavithra Wanniarachchi, the Minister of Health. Dr. Asela Gunawardena, Director General of Health Services and other health ministry officials look on
Jiang Houliang, Managing Director, CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd hands over the consignment of masks to Pavithra Wanniarachchi, the Minister of Health. Dr. Asela Gunawardena, Director General of Health Services and other health ministry officials look

Port City Colombo donated 20,000 surgical masks to the Health Ministry extending further support to control the spread of COVID-19.

CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd Jiang Houliang, Managing Director, handed over the consignment of masks to Pavithra Wanniarachchi, the Minister of Health.

The Health Minister highly appreciated the Port City Colombo for the donation and she graciously reminded the previous donation made by the company during the first wave of the pandemic in April this year.

The consignment was donated upon a request of Basil Rajapaksa, Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Economic Revival and Poverty Eradication. He had also requested Port City Colombo for PCR test kits as it is another immediate requirement. Port City Colombo Managing Director assured that the company would comply with this request at the earliest. After the second resurgence of COVID-19 in the country, Port City Colombo made several other donations as well. This includes the donation of 10,000 masks to the Sri Jayawardenepura Hospital, and 2,000 masks to Sri Lanka Customs.

These donations together with today’s donations account to over Rs. 4 million.

In April, Port City Colombo made a donation worth Rs. 6 million to Colombo Manning Wholesale Market, Sri Lanka Police, Kalutara Nagoda Hospital, Department of Information and the Ministry of Health. Since the COVID-19 outbreak this year, Sri Lanka has seen a large deficit in masks and other protective gear for public use with the rise in demand.

Recognizing this deficit, Port City Colombo continued to make significant donations to the government. In support of the government’s efforts to combat the crisis, Port City Colombo urges all Sri Lankans to be responsible and practise precautionary measures, maintain good hygiene and remain vigilant.

Port City Colombo is a brand new city development built as an extension of the existing Colombo CBD with an initial investment of US$1.4 billion and an expected US$15 billion overall investment when completed. Spanning 269 hectares, it is a sea reclamation project joined to the current central business district.