Colombo International Container Terminals Limited launches charity activities in successive years

Updated: November 5, 2022 Source: China Merchants Group
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Since its establishment, Colombo International Container Terminals Limited (CICT) has actively fulfilled its corporate social responsibilities and carried out various public welfare and charity activities.

With the support of China Merchants Charity Foundation, the company has been carrying out the Free Cataract Campaign in Sri Lanka in successive years, and invited Chinese ophthalmologists to perform free eye surgery for 1,000 cataract patients in Sri Lanka.

China Merchants Charity Foundation sponsors the Free Cataract Campaign in Sri Lanka. (Photo provided by China Merchants Group)

The company has been sponsoring the "Wheelchair Tennis" project for years, so that veterans with service-related disabilities can continue to add glory to Sri Lanka in sports.

Wheelchair Tennis sponsored by CICT (Photo provided by China Merchants Group)

In addition, the company has implemented community based poverty alleviation projects such as "Love Village", focusing on the needs of special groups, helping the development of poor communities, and sending urgently needed materials and donations to the victims in time when Sri Lanka was hit by major natural disasters such as floods, debris flows and terrorist attacks and explosions.

The company also carried out activities such as children's hospital subsidy, rural school subsidy and temple repair, making the local people truly feel the love of the Chinese people.

CICT donates to Children's Education. (Photo provided by China Merchants Group)

At the time of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the company donated a large number of epidemic prevention supplies to Sri Lanka and donated a total of 300,000 U.S. dollars and INR 800,000 to the Sri Lanka COVID-19 Medical and Social Security Fund. According to statistics, since its establishment, the company has invested more than 6.75 million yuan in charity in Sri Lanka.

Due to its good financial performance, corporate governance and active fulfillment of social responsibilities, the company has won wide praise in Sri Lanka and has been highly recognized by the government and people of Sri Lanka.

CICT is located in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. It is a Sino-Sri Lanka joint venture with a total investment of 560 million U.S. dollars, 85 percent of which is held by China Merchants Port and 15 percent by Sri Lanka Ports Authority. The project adopts BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) mode and is the first overseas green port project of China Merchants Group.

Editor: Yu Huichen