Trincomalee Port City to be developed

Friday, 3 June 2011 01:59 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Government has decided to develop the Trincomalee Harbour as a port city, which will include an industrial zone.

Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella told the weekly Cabinet press briefing that approval had been granted for the ‘Trincomalee Port City Development Project’ and a Cabinet appointed negotiating committee and project committee had been established.

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) owns an approximate land area of 2,000 hectares in the vicinity of the Port of Trincomalee. This will be used to build an industrial zone as well as other income generation industries.

“If there is potential for industries like tourism, we will consider using the land for that. At the moment the focus is on finding what investors are interested in,” Rambukwella said in response to questions.  

On a proposal made by the President, the Cabinet decided to calls for requests for proposals from interested parties to commence port-related business ventures with high potential to contribute to the Sri Lanka economy.

Accordingly, Cabinet approval was also granted to appoint a negotiating committee and a project committee to evaluate proposals received for same.