Chinese Government reportedly agreed to lend USD290 million to Sri Lanka, through the Exim Bank, for the construction of a second airport in Matara (USD190 million) and upgrades to the nation’s rail network (USD100 million) (Reuters, 10-Mar-2010). China provided Sri Lanka USD1.2 billion in funding in 2009, while the Asian Development Bank loaned USD424 million.
Chinese Government loans Sri Lanka USD290 for 2nd airport
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