Sri Lanka participates at Ferien – Messe Wien 2018 Austria’s largest Holiday and Travel Show

Sri Lanka participated at the Ferien - Messe Wien 2018 Austria’s largest holiday and travel show held from 11-14 January 2018 in Vienna. Sri Lanka’s participation at this event was coordinated by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Vienna, Austria.

The Ferien-Messe Wien is held at the beginning of the holiday season for holiday, travel and variety seekers, attracting more than 800 national and international exhibitors from over 70 countries and approximately 150,000 visitors each year.

Six companies from the hospitality, travel and wellness industry participated under the Sri Lanka Pavilion, namely: Siddhalepa Ayurvedha Health Resort, Araliya Green Hills Hotel (Pvt) Ltd, Ayubowan Tours and Travels (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka Express, World Travel Centre (Pvt) Ltd and Exotic (Pvt) Ltd.

The Sri Lanka Pavilion was inaugurated by H.E. Priyanee Wijesekera, Ambassador and Permanent Representative for Sri Lanka in Vienna, Austria on 11 January 2018 with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp in the presence of many invitees including Dr. Robert Luck, Regional Manager for South and South East Asia of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Commerce and Professor Werner Zips, Deputy Director of Studies, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, who produced a documentary on Sri Lanka titled “Sri Lanka - Insel der Hoffnung” (Sri Lanka - Island of Hope) which was telecast on Austrian, German and Swiss television. Traditional Sri Lankan refreshments were also served.

A presentation titled “Sri Lanka Perle des Indischen Ozeans” (Sri Lanka Pearl of the Indian Ocean) was also made at the Travel Cinema on Thursday 11 and Sunday 14 January, which highlighted the country as an ideal tourist destination.

Promotion of tea from the Sri Lanka Tea Board was also conducted with tea tasting and handing out of samples of tea over the four days.
Several thousands of prospective travelers to Sri Lanka, media personnel, journalists and tour operators visited the Sri Lanka pavilion to obtain information on tourist attractions, ayurvedha and to taste Sri Lankan tea.

Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
Vienna, Austria
15 January 2018

INVITATION FOR BIDSPROCUREMENT OF 03NO CONTAINER HANDLING CRANES FOR JAYA CONTAINER TERMINAL OF THE SRI LANKA PORTS AUTHORITY CMS/FP/04/PT/5728(MP)

 

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Ministry of Ports and Shipping
INVITATION FOR BIDS
International Competitive Bidding
PROCUREMENT OF 03NO CONTAINER HANDLING CRANES FOR JAYA CONTAINER TERMINAL OF THE SRI LANKA PORTS AUTHORITY CMS/FP/04/PT/5728(MP)

1. The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) of Ministry of Ports and Shipping of the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has commenced the construction of Jaya Container Terminal stage v at Port of Colombo (Project). The SLPA intends to procure Three (03)units of Ship to Shore Container Handling Cranes (Goods).

2. The Chairman, Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee (CAPC) of the Ministry of Ports and Shipping, for and on behalf of the SLPA as the Executing Agency (Purchaser), now invites sealed Bids from interested parties for the supply of the Goods and related services (Works). The Purchaser is desirous to complete the Works within 510 consecutive calendar days from the date of commencement of the Works.

3. Time schedule for this bidding is planned as shown below

Event

Date and Time Place
a Issue of Bidding Documents from 03rd January,2018, 1200 Hrs to
22nd February,2018, 1200 Hrs
Note 1
b Last Date for Bidders to Apply for
Clarification of Bidding Documents
01st February 2018 as above
c Last Date for Purchaser to issue
addendum to Bidding Documents
08th February, 2018  N/A
d Deadline for Submission of Bids 22nd February, 2018, 1400 Hrs Note 2
e Opening of Bids 22nd February, 2018, 1430 Hrs. as above


Note 1 - Office of Chief Manager (Supplies and Material Management) of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, 45, Leyden Bastian Road, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka.

Note 2 - Office of the Chairman of Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee, Ministry of Ports and Shipping, No.19, Chaithya Road, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka.

4. Interested parties may obtain further information on this bidding and inspect the Bidding Documents at the office of Chief Manager (Supplies and Material Management) of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, 45, Leyden Bastian Road, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka, Tel : 0094-11-2323102, Fax: 0094-11-2381652, Email: from 03rd January, 2018 to 22nd February, 2018 during office hours.

5. A complete set of the Bidding Documents may be purchased by any interested party upon submission of a written application to the Chief Manager (Supplies and Material Management) aforementioned address and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of United States Dollar One Thousand (US$ 1,000) or equivalent amount in Sri Lankan Rupees, during the period defined above.

6. Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in the amount of United States Dollar Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand (US$ 350,000) or equivalent amount in Sri Lankan Rupees. Bids must be delivered to the Chairman, Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee of the Ministry of Ports and Shipping, No.19, Chaithya Road, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka, Tel: 0094-11-2432249 and 0094-11-2438344, Fax : 0094-11-2435142, by not later than 1400 Hrs. on 22ndFebruary, 2018, in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. The Bids will be publicly opened at 1430 Hrs on the same day.

7. Bidders are hereby informed that the provisions of public contract Act. No.3 of 1987 are applicable for tenders exceeding Rs. 5 Million. Any bidder who wishes to act as an agent, sub-agent, a representative or a nominee for and on behalf of any foreign manufacturer or supplier is required to register himself with the Registrar of public contracts and submit the duly completed registration certificate along with his bid documents. Accordingly all parties involved in each aforementioned bidders are required to strictly abide by the act throughout the duration of contract.

8. The Sri Lanka Ports Authority, or the Ministry of Ports and Shipping will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by the Bidders in connection with the preparation and submission of the Bids.

Chairman
Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee
Ministry of Ports and Shipping
15th December 2017

INVITATION FOR DESIGNED AND BUILD CONTRACT FOR JAYA CONTAINER TERMINAL V PROJECT OF PORT OF COLOMBO

Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Ministry of Ports and Shipping
SRI LANKA PORTS AUTHORITY
INVITATION FOR DESIGNED AND BUILD CONTRACT FOR JAYA CONTAINER TERMINAL V PROJECT OF PORT OF COLOMBO

1. The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) of the Ministry of Ports and Shipping (Ministry) of the Government of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (GOSL) has been established by Sri Lanka Ports Authority Act No. 51 of 1979 as amended to develop, maintain, operate and provide port and other services in the Port of Colombo (Port) and other cargo handling sea ports of Sri Lanka. At present SLPA faces difficulties in berthing two mega container ships in JCT and plans for development of Jaya Container Terminal V (JCT V) project.

2. The Chairman, Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee (CAPC) on behalf of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the Design, construction and completion of JCT V project comprising approximately 120 m length of Quay wall at -16 m water depth and connected facilities under International Competitive Bidding (ICB) process.

3. The bidders must demonstrate their previous experience in construction contracts in the role of contractor, subcontractor, or management contractor for at least last 5 (five) years prior to the applications submission deadline and,

a. at least one construction contract of a value in excess of US$ 20 million in the last 10 years and
b. at least one maritime construction contract with a value in excess of US$ 10 million in the last 10 years and
c. at least one construction contract with a value of at least US$ 5 million in the last 10 (ten) years, similar to the proposed works.

4. Interested parties may inspect the document at the address given below from 03rd January 2018 to 19th March 2018 on normal working days between10.00 – 16.00 hrs at free of charge. Bidders may obtain additional information or seek clarifications in writing from:

Chief Engineer (Planning and Development Division)
Planning and Development Division
Sri Lanka Ports Authority,
45, Leyden Bastian Road, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka
Tel. No +94(0) 112325575
Fax No +94(0) 112323055
Email address:

5. This document containing Instructions to Bidders, Bid Data Sheet, Evaluation & Qualification Criteria, Bidding Forms, Engineer’s requirements, General Condition of Contract, Special Condition of Contracts and Contract Forms, etc. can be obtained from the office of Chief Engineer (Planning and Development), during 10.00 to 14.00 hrs. of any working day from 03rd January 2018 to 20th March 2018 upon payment of a non-refundable fee of United States Dollars One Thousand (US$ 1000).

The bid containing two envelopes, one containing technical proposals, bidders qualification and bid bond, other envelope containing financial proposal shall be delivered to Chairman, Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee, Ministry of Ports & Shipping, No. 19, Chaitya Road, Colombo o1, Sri Lanka on or before 14.00 hrs. 20th March 2018. All bids shall be accompanied by a bid security of USD 200,000. The envelope containing Technical Proposal will be opened immediately afterwards in the presence of the Bidder’s representatives who choose to attend. Late bids will be rejected.

6. The Sri Lanka Ports Authority will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by the bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of proposals including costs and expenses related to site visits.

The Chairman
Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee
Ministry of Ports and Shipping
02 January 2018

Commencement of Work Year 2018 at Sri Lanka Embassy and the Permanent Mission in Vienna, Austria

Commencement of Work Year 2018
at Sri Lanka Embassy and the Permanent Mission in Vienna, Austria

The Mission on 02nd January 2018 ceremonially commenced work in the year 2018.

The Official program of the commencement of work in the year 2018 was inaugurated with hoisting of the National Flag by H.E. Mrs. Priyanee Wijesekera Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in the presence of the members of staff followed by singing of the National Anthem of Sri Lanka. Two minutes silence was observed to commemorate war heroes and others who sacrificed their lives on behalf of our motherland. All staff members read the “Oath of Public Servants” together.

New Year Speech was delivered by H.E. Mrs. Priyanee Wijesekera Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka highlighting the necessity to accomplish the challenges in implementation of public policies and goals of Sri Lanka.

Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention - Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties

 

First occasion on which Sri Lanka participates as a full state party on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stock-Pilling, Production andTtransfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on their Destruction on Monday, 18 December 2017, in Vienna.

H.E. Priyanee Wijesekera delivered Sri Lanka’s statement at the 16th Session of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti–Personnel Mines and on their Destruction.

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