Mirigama Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) is managed by the Board of Investment (BOI) and is in the Gampaha District about 65 Km North East of Colombo and 35 Km away from Bandaranaike International Airport. It was established in 1998 on a land area of 260.5 acres of which 50.69 acres are industrial land. The infrastructure facilities at the zone include water, the processing of waste water and electricity, making it attractive to investors.
There are currently nine enterprises in commercial operations at the Mirigama zone involved in the manufacture of garments, marble, granite, lead ingots, and plant propagation products, extraction of essential oil and oleo resins from spices. Another key tenant is Aussee Oats involved in milling of oats for export.
Mirigama Export Processing Zone is presently expanding its land area by another 108 Acres. This will add 31 industrial lots to the zone with an objective of facilitating more FDI into the country.
The zone’s enterprises have a significant impact on the local economy as they provide employment to 2,752 staff. The zone promotes the Government’s objective to develop regional industrialization. .
- Total area: 105 hectares
- Electricity supply: 10 MVA through grid sub-station
- Water supply: Storage facility within zone 900 cubic metres
- Security: Security lighting. Chain link fencing, and round the clock security for entire areas by the BOI