First business directory launched

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For the first time, Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce (HDCC) has published a business directory, which was launched recently.

HDCC, with the technical support of the University of Ruhuna and the financial support of the Southern Regional Access to Finance and Advisory Programme, implemented by International Finance Cooperation (IFC) with financial assistance from Royal Norwegian Embassy, carried an entrepreneur’s census in order to develop a business profile for the Hambantota district.

The entire study was carried out during June 2010 – November 2011 period and the field censes operation was executed between October – Nov ember 2011.

HDCC executed this study to reach the following objectives: to identify major business sectors of the district, develop a business profile of Hambantota District and develop a database of the entrepreneurs.

The directory is based on the results of the abovementioned business survey and it contains a wealth of valuable information about 3,000 businesses in the Hambantota district, including 300 HDCC members.

The first copy was presented to Hambantota District Secretary R.C. De Soysa, in the presence of HDCC President M.S. Usuph, CEO Krishanthi Weerasinghe, Past President Azmi Thassim, and several other directors.

The directory includes contact details for around 3,000 businesses in the Hambantota district, contact details of 300 HDCC members listed by industry sector (agriculture, tourism, fisheries, industrial, retail) and by DS division, details of HDCC corporate members – national level businesses with branches in the Hambantota district, information about HDCC services and details of major development projects in the Hambantota district. Local and national information on Government ministries, government and private hospitals, banks and leasing and insurance companies and district and international telephone codes are also included.

To order a copy of the directory, please contact Susanthi on 0474933932, 0472220940/1 or email to [email protected]