Health capacities at BIA & Colombo Port to be improved

The proposal to improve health capacities at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake and the Colombo Port under a Japanese grant of 1170 million yen has received Cabinet approval. 

As Sri Lanka’s economy is mainly dependent on the income generated from international tourism and business travel, the government states this requires smooth operation of entry points into the country, building confidence among travellers and arranging cross-border entry points to comply with international health regulations on movement. 

The Government of Japan has made a grant of 1170 million yen through the International Organization for Migration to further strengthen border-related health preparedness at points of entry, direct contribution to the control of infectious diseases and the overall security of all passengers, staff and staff at points of entry in various health emergencies. 

The facilities at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo Port and Maldives International Airport are planned to be upgraded according to international practices, recommendations and standards under the grant. 

The Cabinet has approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation to implement the relevant project in coordination with the Ministry of Health, Department of Immigration, Airports and Air Services Company and Sri Lanka Port Authority. (NewsWire)

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