China-funded projects in Sri Lanka create 100,000 jobs
Posted on July 3rd, 2015

Xinhua

COLOMBO – China-funded projects in Sri Lanka have created at least 100,000 direct jobopportunities for the locals within the past five years, Chen Chuan, spokesperson of ChinaChamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (CCCSL), said on Thursday.

Chen told journalists here that 90 percent of the workers in China-funded projects were SriLankans and through these jobs, many youth have been trained to master new technologieswhich not only benefits them but also Sri Lanka’s future development.

“For example, the famous A9 road construction in the north hired 4,500 Sri Lankan staffincluding 2,800 Tamils. There were only around 50 Chinese technicians working on theproject, which accounted for only 1.5-2 percent of the total,” Chen said.

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