An investment promotion programme has been launched in the South.
7000 small and medium scale industrialists and more than 40 exporters are engaged in the field in the Southern Province. There has been an increase in the number of investors with the launch of development projects including the Hambantota harbour, the Mattala Airport and Colombo Matara Expressway. The programme is being implemented to encourage active participation of the Industrial Development Board and the affiliated organizations. The programme facilitates identification of investment opportunities and planning and maintaining businesses. The Industrial Development Board has made arrangements to hold seminars, workshops, dialogues and a special exhibition simultaneous to the programme on Monday at Matara.