Progress of other operations at MRMRP
MRMRP has received 91 vessel calls for the period from January to May this year against 35 calls for the same period last year indicating a positive change of 160.0%.
The cargo handled at the port for the same period this year is 102,558 tonnes against 21,542 tonnes for the same period last year that indicates a positive change of 376.1%.
MRMRP also received 87 RO-RO vessels from January to May this year against 35 such vessels for the same period last year pointing to a positive change of 148.6%. The total number of motor vessels handled for the same period this year at MRMRP is 72,612 units against 13,186 units for the same period last year pointing to a positive change of 450.7%. During the period this year MRMRP has handled 14,019 domestic and 58,593 transshipment units in RO-RO operations.
To date all developmental activities at MRMRP are being successfully carried out with the supervision of Project Minister of Highways, Ports and Shipping Rohitha Abeygunawardena and instructions by SLPA Chairman Dr. Priyath B. Wickrama.
Following the footsteps of ‘Mahinda Chinthana’, Sri Lanka Ports Authority has been rightly directed at present, to maximise all the strengths and capacities to efficiently work towards the socio-economic development of Sri Lanka. Through the accurate guidance by Mahinda Rajapaksa the true leader of the nation, MRMRP at present, is rapidly becoming the potential to bring prosperity not only to the country but also to the whole region.