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Colombo Port South Harbour Development in the final stage

Mar 24, 2011 10:59:14 AM - itnnews.lk

Work on the Colombo Port South Harbour Development is on track and has reached the final stage.

Work on the new extension in the Southern part of the Colombo Harbour was launched in 2008.It is being implemented in two stages. The Break water was built under the first stage. Three terminals are under construction under the second stage. About 95 percent of the work has been completed on the breakwater which is six kilometers and 800 metres long. The total expenditure to be incurred on the project is 330 Million U.S. Dollars.

Giving his views during an inspection tour, Deputy Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena said that Sri Lanka would achieve many economical benefits through the development of the southern part of the Colombo Harbour.

Access roads to the Harbour are also under construction. The development of the Harbour would enable to handle 12 million containers annually.