The project company of the Port City, CHEC Port City Colombo today stressed any employees at the Port City site has been tested positive for COVID-19 while clarifying that the two local workers and four Chinese who tested positive for COVID-19 were employed at a different project in Kotahena(Colombo 13).
“This accommodation facility was only used by the workers employed for that project and not employed or engaged in any interaction with Port City Colombo site or its employees,” the company said.
Following the confirmation of the cases, the company noted that the mentioned accommodation was put under lockdown, and movement in and out of the site was restricted.
It further stated that since Port City Colombo resumed day to day operations, all Port City staffs have gone through PCR tests prior to working in the project and conduct random PCR tests continuously, and no cases have been reported thus far.
It stressed that the Colombo Port City has adhered to the state regulations and conducted strictest measures to prevent virus spread while keeping the site construction running at a reasonable measure since last March when the first cases were found in Sri Lanka.
“Such measures including transportation arrangement between the temporary accommodation and the working site which assures there is no contact or stops in between, these outside workers and Port City Staff,” it added.
Spanning 269 hectares of reclaimed land from the sea, Port City Colombo aims to become South Asia’s premier residential, retail, and business destination, offering a competitive planned city living along the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
The development is comprised of 5 different precincts including the Financial District, Central Park Living, Island Living, The Marina and the International Island. The overall investment of the project is estimated at $15 billion.