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Cablegate: Foreign Government Expressions of Interest To

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UNCLAS COLOMBO 000768

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 4530/ITA/MAC/ANESA/OSA
EMBASSIES FOR FCS OFFICES

E.O 12958:N/A
TAGS: BTIO CE ECONOMICS
SUBJECT: FOREIGN GOVERNMENT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO
FINANCE, DESIGN, BUILD, OWN OPERATE A RAIL GUIDED MASS
RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM.


1. 542/01/T0013
2. 050703
3. TLMANLOWE
4. 542
5. N
6A. CONTACT
6B. SECRETARY
MINISTRY OF WESTERN REGION DEVELOPMENT
3RD FLOOR, "SETHSIRIPAYA", BATTARAMULLA
7. PHONE: 94-1-862530
8. FAX: 94-1-875600/862964
E-MAIL: dgrdd@slt.lk
9. 201
10. S1629.... RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION
S4111.... LOCAL AND SUBURBAN TRANSIT
S6799.... INVESTORS
11. COMMENTS:

Product data
A. DETAILED PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: EXPRESSIONS OF
INTEREST (EOI) ARE CALLED FROM REPUTED COMPANIES TO
FINANCE, DESIGN, BUILD, OWN AND OPERATE A RAIL GUIDED
MASS RAPID TRANSIT (MRT) SYSTEM (LIGHT MEDIUM OR HEAVY
RAIL), ON A BUILD OWN OPERATE AND TRANSFER (BOOT) BASIS.
B. PRODUCTS SPECIFICATION/TECHNICAL DETAILS:
INTERESTED BIDDERS SHOULD CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
(1) ENSURE COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER TRANSPORT MODES.
(2) PROPOSALS FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, WHICH WOULD BE
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY.
(3) POSSIBILITY OF LINKING WITH THE EXISTING
RAIL SYSTEM.
C. Other information:
Expressions of interest (original and 3 copies)
should be forwarded under sealed cover on or before
14:00 hours (local time) July 01, 2003 to the above
address.

The Sri Lanka Government through the Ministry of Western
Region Development (MMRD), the Urban Development
Authority (UDA) and the Board of Investment (BOI) invite
proposals from reputed proponents to operate a MRT system
on a BOOT basis. The project proponents should also bear
the full cost of submitting the EOI.

Information regarding the project be obtained from
www.uda.lk and investment incentives from
www.boisrilanka.org

REMARKS: The U.S. Embassy would appreciate receiving
notification of U.S. firms' interest, which can be sent
to:
Commercial Attache
U.S. Embassy
210 Galle Road, P.O. Box 106
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone: 94-1-448007
Fax: 94-1-437345
E-mail: manlowetl@state.gov
Wills

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