Colombo Suburban Railway Efficiency Improvement Project (ADB-49111-005)

  • Sri Lanka
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
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Government of Sri Lanka
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Grant, Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 159.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 158.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Nov 26, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Sep 25, 2018

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Project Description

According to the ADB website, "The Colombo Suburban Railway Efficiency Improvement Project (CSREIP) is the first intervention of ADB in the railway sector in Sri Lanka. The project will support immediate improvements in the operation, maintenance, safety, skills development, and project preparation of Sri Lanka Railways by (i) improving the efficiency of railway operations and addressing key bottlenecks in the railway network through the modernization of the telecommunication system, ticketing and seat reservation system, and operations headquarter and train control center; (ii) upgrading the railway workshop at Ratmalana; (iii) improving railway safety primarily through the construction of housing blocks to support the future resettlement of encroachers, and upgrade a railway underpass; (iv) upgrading the Sri Lankan- German Railway Technical Training Center; and (v) supporting the implementation of CSREIP and the preparation of pipeline projects."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Georget, Johan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department

Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation
7th Floor, Sethsiripaya, Stage II, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Railways
Sri Lankan Railways, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka


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