Pakistan expresses interest in building hi-tech heart hospital in Sri Lanka
Posted on April 24th, 2018

By   Courtesy NewsIn.Asia

Colombo, April 24 (newsin.asia) – A group of investors from Pakistan, who arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday have expressed interest to construct a state of the art hospital in the island country to perform heart surgeries and to build two tourism zones as well as to construct a low-cost new housing scheme.

The delegation met President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo and also held discussions in investing in the fields of health, housing, tourism and science and technology.

The President’s Office in a statement said during talks, special emphasis was also given to building highways and oil exploration.

Sri Lanka and Pakistan, recently agreed to redouble trade promotion efforts to reach the target of 1 billion US dollars in trade by the end of 2018.

Pakistan is the second largest trading partner of Sri Lanka in the SAARC region.

The value of total trade between the two countries has increased from US 158 million dollars in 2005 to US 423.06 million dollars in 2017.

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