Sri Lanka’s state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation will start laying a 41 million US dollar pipeline which will halve the unloading time of fuel ships and reduce leakages, Minister Udaya Gammanpila said.
“We hope to start this cross country pipeline project in this month where we will add 14 inch and 18 inch pipes to the pipelines” Gammanpila told parliament on Wednesday (01)
He said the existing pipeline that is used to unload fuel from ships is 45 to 75 years old and takes about 96 hours to unload.
” After the project, it will be reduced to 48 hours or by 50 percent” Gammapila said.
“There may be theft we do not know even if there are no complaints. However, leaks are common and the possibility has risen for theft”