Report examines benefits and costs of BRI projects in Sri Lanka and draws lessons to improve future projects

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7 May 2020

Report examines benefits and costs of BRI projects in Sri Lanka and draws lessons to improve future projects

Author: Chatham House

“Chinese Investment and the BRI in Sri Lanka”, 24 March 2020

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is having profound impacts on recipient countries. This paper examines the benefits and costs of the BRI and its projects to Sri Lanka and the lessons that may improve future BRI projects in Sri Lanka and elsewhere.

Summary

  • … Specific projects have contributed positively to Sri Lanka’s economy. Some have brought greater benefits than others, such as the Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT), which has allowed the Colombo port to grow at a rapid pace… In addition, there have been only limited economic spillovers for Sri Lanka, including knowledge transfer in the local labour force.
  • The number of Chinese workers in Sri Lanka is rising but remains a very small percentage of the total labour force…
  • The environmental implications of Chinese investment projects in Sri Lanka are mixed. While earlier projects were more harmful, recent projects such as the CICT and Port City in Colombo have adapted to stricter environmental standards. To ensure consistently high environmental standards, Sri Lanka should strengthen its domestic regulations and seek more investments from green-friendly partners…

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“在斯里蘭卡的中國投資和'一帶一路'項目”,2020年3月24日

中國“一帶一路”倡議對受援國產生了深遠的影響。報告探討了斯里蘭卡參與“一帶一路”項目的成本和收益,並總結了加強“一帶一路”項目在斯里蘭卡和其他國家實施效果的經驗教訓。

概要

…某些項目推動了斯里蘭卡的經濟發展。部分項目帶來的收益更大,如科倫坡國際集裝箱碼頭項目(Colombo International Container Terminal)。該項目促進了科倫坡港的迅速發展…而另一些項目產生的經濟溢出效應十分有限,如對地方勞動力進行知識傳授方面。

雖然斯里蘭卡中國勞工的數量與日俱增,但只佔該國勞動力總量的很小一部分…

中國在斯里蘭卡的投資項目產生了較為複雜的環境影響。雖然早期項目產生了負面影響,但近期的科倫坡集裝箱碼頭項目和港口項目都執行了更嚴格的環境標準。為了確保嚴格的環境標準得到落實,斯里蘭卡應加強國內法規,尋求綠色夥伴的更多投資…

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“在斯里兰卡的中国投资和‘一带一路’项目”,2020年3月24日

中国“一带一路”倡议对受援国产生了深远的影响。报告探讨了斯里兰卡参与“一带一路”项目的成本和收益,并总结了加强“一带一路”项目在斯里兰卡和其他国家实施效果的经验教训。

概要

…某些项目推动了斯里兰卡的经济发展。部分项目带来的收益更大,如科伦坡国际集装箱码头项目(Colombo International Container Terminal)。该项目促进了科伦坡港的迅速发展…而另一些项目产生的经济溢出效应十分有限,如对地方劳动力进行知识传授方面。

虽然斯里兰卡中国劳工的数量与日俱增,但只占该国劳动力总量的很小一部分…

中国在斯里兰卡的投资项目产生了较为复杂的环境影响。虽然早期项目产生了负面影响,但近期的科伦坡集装箱码头项目和港口项目都执行了更严格的环境标准。为了确保严格的环境标准得到落实,斯里兰卡应加强国内法规,寻求绿色伙伴的更多投资…

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