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|Chinese delegation visits the Norochcholai Thermal Power Plant|
A Chinese delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Commercial Affairs in China Shang Sheng Wong has made an observation visit to Sri Lanka's ailing Norochcholai Coal Power Plant.
The delegation had held discussions with the Sri Lankan Minister of Power and energy Pavithra Wanniarachchi and officials of the state's power supplier, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Minister Wanniaarachchi commended the Chinese government for providing the thermal power plant to Sri Lanka at concessionary conditions. The Chinese officers said that the Chinese government and the China Machinery Engineering Company which built the plant will take necessary actions to repair the plant.
A special delegation headed by the chairman of the company conducted a survey on the limitations of the plant recently. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board W.B Ganegala said that the Norochcholai plant has been connected to the national grid at testing level. The Electricity Board has the capacity of generating 3,300 megawatts daily. There is no any crisis on generating electricity. The maximum daily consumption is 2,000 megawatts. It will be able to provide electricity without interruptions as the board is having necessary capacity of electricity.