Construction continues in Sri Lankan port city Colombo amid COVID-19

Port City Colombo, a world-class city designed to hold more than 200,000 people, is the largest foreign investment project in Sri Lanka. About 1,600 people work on the site. Construction continued even during the COVID-19 outbreak, said Kosala, safety engineer of the project. So, what precautions did they take? And how did they protect workers’ health and safety?

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