The premises of the Magampura Harbour is now open to investors. The building of factories will begin from this month.
Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority Dr. Priyath Bandu Wickrema said that 27 investors have submitted proposals to launch factories in the premises of the Hambantota Harbour. The Government has appreciated these proposals. The Chairman said that of this 23 investors had met the required criteria. The Ports Authority Chairman said that the investors had intimated that they are ready to build their factories from this month. Local as well as foreign investors have come forward to launch cement, fertilizer, sugar and food processing factories among others. He pointed out that foreign investors had come from India, Pakistan, Singapore and European countries.