Chinese Government provides $7.2 million grant for the National Performing Arts Theater Construction Project (Linked to Project ID#71571)
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Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Other social infrastructure and services (Code: 160)
On January 1, 2004, Chinese Government and the Government of Sri Lanka signed a $7,263,139 grant agreement for the National Performing Arts Theater Project (captured in this project). Then, on July 8, 2004, the Chinese Government and the Government of Sri Lanka signed a $10,857,433 interest-free loan agreement for the National Performing Arts Theater Construction Project (captured by project ID#71571). The objective of this project was to construct a well-equipped modern theater in Colombo. The Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre (Sinhala: නෙළුම් පොකුණ මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ රඟහල) — now known as Nelum Pokuna and previously known as the National Performing Arts Theatre — is a performing arts centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Yanjian Group was the contractor responsible for project implementation. Its construction began on May 23, 2008. The theatre opened on December 15, 2011. The building spreads over 14,000 square meters of floor area. The theatre is equipped with ultra modern facilities such as an auditorium with 1,288 seats, a library, and training facilities. The building features two permanent theaters—the main auditorium and an open-air theatre—and the ability to convert the front steps into an additional open-air theatre. The 690-square-meter moving stage in the auditorium includes the ability to raise and lower the orchestra pit to and from stage level. There are facilities to conduct educational and research activities. Parking for 500 vehicles is also available.
The Chinese project title is 斯里兰卡国家艺术剧院. The Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre — previously known as the National Performing Arts Theatre — is located in Colombo. Its exact locational coordinates are 6°54′39″N 79°51′48″E. See https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nelum+Pokuna+Mahinda+Rajapaksa+Theatreemail@example.com,79.8633681,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x4e35b8659886ff1f?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjlxZmq2tLpAhXShHIEHaGcAI0Q_BIwE3oECBoQCA.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Sri Lanka [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Yanjian Group Co., Ltd. [Private Sector]; Government of Sri Lanka [Government Agency]