Cabinet approval has been granted to implement the Megapolis Western Region Master Plan 2048, Cabinet Spokesman and Mass Media Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena said.  

He was speaking at the weekly Cabinet media briefing held yesterday at the Government Information Department.

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the combined proposal presented by the President, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Urban Development and Housing to appoint a Ministerial

Committee under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister for the guidance and co-ordination of facilities for the implementation of the plan prepared. On May 8, this year the Cabinet gave approval for awarding the Surbana Jurong (Private) Limited of Singapore to review the Western Area Megapolis Plan prepared by the UrbanDevelopment Authority in 2015. The said plan will be reviewed and the Western Region Master Plan 2048 will be prepared so that the projects identified so far under the original master plan can be implemented on a priority basis.