Sri Lanka Industrial Zones Get Fire Engines From Japan

“We are glad that Japan came forward in helping us when there is a need for us to upgrading our fire protection,” Lakshman Jayaweera, Chairman of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka which runs the industrial zones said.

“Support in improving safety of our zones is an important area.”

Tokyo Metropolis had donated 03 fire engines, Yokosuka city 01 and 01 from Kasukabe city as well as fire protection gear from Inakshi City.

The initiative is through the Society for Promotion of Japanese Diplomacy (SPJD), which has a scheme to coordinate donation of second-hand vehicles such as fire engines to foreign countries.

Japan also granted 10 million rupees to help procure the items in a agreement signed with the BOI Monday in Colombo.

Japan’s ambassador to Sri Lanka Nobuhito Hobo said there is an increase in inquiries about business opportunities in Sri Lanka after the end of a 30-year civil war in 2009.

Domestic and foreign firms, including several from Japan operate in the industrial zones.