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Port City Colombo supports debris cleanup following ship fire

5 June, 2021
Officials of Port City Colombo and MEPA at the presentation of PPE
Officials of Port City Colombo and MEPA at the presentation of PPE

Port City Colombo donated over Rs. 2 million worth Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) yesterday (28) to support its ongoing efforts to clean up the debris and chemical waste collected on the coastline resulting from the MV X-PRESS PEARL ship fire. 

The MEPA, with the tri-forces, undertook the cleanup of the 30 km coastal stretch from Uswetakeiyawa to Negombo but was challenged with ensuring the safety for its workers due to the lack of protective gear. Port City Colombo promptly responded to their urgent request by donating PPE that included 1,000 heavy use gloves, 1,000 safety goggles, 950 gumboots, 1,000 face masks, and 204 shovels. On behalf of the CHEC Port City Colombo, Environment Consultant  W.A.D.D. Wijesooriya, Head of Public Relations  Kassapa Senarath and Environment Officer of China Harbour Engineering Company Mangala Jayaneththi, presented the donation to  Deputy General Manager A.J.M. Gunasekara and Accountant D.R.C. Jayawardana of the Marine Environment Protection Authority at the Port City Colombo premises.

MEPA Deputy General Manager Gunasekara commended the active engagement Port City Colombo had with MEPA in supporting the efforts to keep the coastlines and marine environment safe.

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