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Cablegate: Expressions of Interest for Exploitation Of

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UNCLAS COLOMBO 001518

SIPDIS

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

E.O 12958: N/A
TAGS: BTIO CE ECONOMICS
SUBJECT: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR EXPLOITATION OF
MINERALS - QUARTZ DEPOSIT

1.542/01/T0018
2.090203
3.TLManlowe
4.542
5.N
6A.Contact
6BChairman
6CGeological Survey and Mines Bureau
4 Senanayake Bldg., Galle Rd., Dehiwela, Sri Lanka
7Phone: 94-1-2739310
8.Fax: 94-1-2735752
E-mail: rigsmb@sltnet
9.201
10. 2506.00.10 Quartz sand with silica
11. Comments:

A.A.Detailed Product Description: Expressions of
interest (EOI) are called from manufacturers with
experience in mining and processing of Silica Quartz
to set up processing and manufacturing plants for
high tech products such as optical fiber, solar
cells, computer chips and high quality finished
crystal glass.
crystal glass.
B.B.Closing Date: EOIs should be sent to the above
address on or before 14:30 hrs. September 26, 2003.

The EOI should include comprehensive background
information about the investor, his experience and
technical capability in the manufacture of the value
added products from Silica Quartz and the estimated time
frame to develop each project.

The silica quartz deposit is located in the South Eastern
part of Sri Lanka. It is about 170 km from the main
commercial center and the Port of Colombo and about 153
km from the Port of Galle.

For further information please check Sri Lanka Board of
Investment web site: www.boi.lk
C.
Remarks: The U.S. Embassy would appreciate receiving
notification of U.S. firms' interest, which can be sent
to:
Commercial Attach
U.S. Embassy
210 Galle Road, P.O. Box 106
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone: 94-1-2448007
Fax: 94-1-2437345
E-mail: ManloweTL@state.gov
Lunstead

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