Port city Colombo, intended to be South Asia’s premiere residential, retail and business destination, is built on a philosophy that emphasizes holistic sustainable living and practices. Port City Colombo will create a smart city that reduces the urban heat island effect and will be resource efficient with a minimized demand for energy through its green infrastructure supported by renewable energy sources and system solutions.
As a sought-after lifestyle destination and financial area, Port City Colombo will serve as South Asia’s benchmark for ecologically friendly practices and spaces. It will be green city, with parks, open spaces, and waterways. With effective public transportation alternatives and a design that encourages walking and cycling will lessen the issues caused by high traffic in the city. The green roofs, abundant tree-shaded parking lots, and sustainable energy installations will offer a healthy and a sustainable lifestyle to all residents in this metropolis.
In order to maintain its commitment to sustainability, Port City Colombo will include sustainability standards and best practices for third-party developers to follow when constructing their own land plots and construction sites. Port City Colombo pledges to provide its smart city residents and businesses with the necessary infrastructure and facilities to make it simple to curate a sustainable lifestyle without compromising the quality of the services provided, in order to ensure that these guidelines for sustainable business and living are met.
From the onset of the project, keen focus has been placed on how to best mitigate environmental impacts. Prior to the reclamation, three comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA’s). EIA 1A was conducted in 2011 by the University of Moratuwa regarding Reclamation, Land Formation and Breakwater. EIA 1B (which was a supplementary assessment to EIA) was conducted by CECB and approved by the Coastal Conservation Department (CCD) in 2015. Finally, EIA 2, which pertains to Development Activities and Infrastructure was done by the project company in 2017 and approved by the CCD.