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Katunayake EPZ

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Location Western Province, Gampaha District, Katana & Negombo Divisional Secretariats
Year of Commencement 1978
Distance from Colombo 29km
Total Extent 531 Acres
Industrial Area 291 Acres
Worker Population 39,000 (Female :22300, Male:16700)
Specialization of Zone Largest Zone in the country with close proximity to the Bandaranaike International Airport, accommodating enterprises from different sectors and declared as a bonded area for Hub operations.

Zone Information

  • Location: 29 Km North-East of Colombo and opposite the Colombo (Katunayake) International Airport
  • Transport: Rail facilities, Bus terminus Dry Port facility for import & export cargo
  • Area: 215ha. (Flat land)
  • Environmental: Sewage and effluent collection system. Sewage/effluent treatment capacity of 1.2 million gallons per day. Landscaping
  • Access: Bitumen surfaced road access available to all plots
  • Security & Fire Services: Security lighting, Chain link fencing and intrusion detection system. Fire engines and fire fighting equipment
  • Communication Facilities: 2,000 Lines stored Programme Control Exchange for local calls. IDD, telex and facsimile facility
  • Water: Adequate supply treated to WHO standards Storage facility within Zone 2.25 million gallons
  • Power Availability: 63 MVA through grid sub-station
  • Centralised: An Administrative Complex housing the BOI servicing units. Customs, Bank, Postal, Medical, Port Cargo Handling services etc.

Land Premium US $60,000 per acre (Minimum Rate / Period of lease – 50 years)
Ground Rent US $5,130.00 per acre per annum
Water Charges Rs. 75.00 per Cubic Meter + Monthly Service Charge
Waste Water Charges Rs. 17.00 per Cubic Meter
Solid Waste Disposal Charges Rs. 605.00 per Metric Ton

*All charges are liable for VAT

  • Asphalt concreted internal road network
  • Central Effluent Treatment Plant facility
  • Potable water up to WHO standards
  • Solid Waste disposal facility
  • Dedicated Grid Sub-Station (62 MVA)
  • Telecommunication (Telephone, e-mail, Internet, Wi-Fi)

Services Provided by BOI

 

    • Engineering approvals & guidance
    • Export / Import Documentation
    • Cargo Verification
    • Advisory service & guidance on industrial relations
    • 24 X 7 fire service with fire fighting, monitoring & advisory services
    • 24 X 7 overall security coverage
    • Environment monitoring, advisory & laboratory services
    • Internal Bus Services for Workers
    • Playground and Sports Complex for workers
    • Leisure Park for Zone Employees (under construction)

 

Services Provided by other State Agencies

 

    • Free healthcare facilities for workers
    • Meditation & Counseling Centre
    • Sri Lanka Customs

 

Available commercial facilities

  • Commercial Banks
  • Industrial Waste Handling & Disposal Facility
  • Freight Forwarding & Container Yard
  • Postal Services
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare facilities for workers

Average current market rates of wages/salaries in BOI Enterprises (Manufacturing Sector):

In Western Province In Other Provinces
SRS US $
(Rs.125.00 = 01 US $)
SRS US $
(Rs.125.00 = 01 US $)
Factory Plant Level
Trainees Rs. 10,000.00 US $80.00 Rs. 9,000.00 US $72.00
Unskilled Rs. 10,500.00 US $84.00 Rs. 10,000.00 US $80.00
Semiskilled Rs. 12,500.00 US $100.00 Rs. 12,000.00 US $96.00
Skilled Rs. 16,000.00 US $128.00 Rs. 14,000.00 US $112.00
Supervisory Rs. 20,000.00 US $160.00 Rs.17,500.00 US $140.00
Technical (Non Executive) Rs.30,000.00 US $240.00 Rs.25,000.00 US $200.00
Technical (Executive) Rs.40,000.00 US $320.00 Rs.35,000.00 US $280.00
Manager Rs.75,000.00 US $600.00 Rs.60,000.00 US $480.00
Senior Manager Rs.125,000.00 US $1000.00 Rs.100,000.00 US $800.00
Office / Administrative Level
Office Aide Rs. 10,000.00 US $80.00 Rs.10,000.00 US $80.00
Clerical & Allied Rs. 20,000.00 US $160.00 Rs. 15,000.00 US $120.00
Executives Rs. 30,000.00 US $240.00 Rs. 25,000.00 US $200.00
Manager Rs. 60,000.00 US $480.00 Rs. 50,000.00 US $400.00
Senior Manager Rs. 100,000.00 US $800.00 Rs. 80,000.00 US $640.00
Employer has to contribute 12% for Provident Fund and 3% for Trust Fund of the above

 

Construction Charges :
Factory Building – Approximately Rs. 40,000.00 per sq.mtr
Warehouse – Approximately Rs. 36,000.00 per sq.mtr

Fuel Price :
Petrol – Rs. 150.00 per ltr
Diesel – Rs. 111.00 per ltr

Transport Cost :
20′ Container – Rs. 200.00 per Km
40′ Container – Rs. 250.00 per Km