MEDIA CENTER FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF SRI LANKA
OLUVIL HARBOUR WILL BECOME THE CATALYST FOR GROWTH IN THE EASTERN REGION.
This port will form the South Eastern link in the developing chain of coastal harbours in the country and will provide more convenient and cost effective access to and from the South Eastern region for goods and cargo originating on the west coast, and other regions.
The Port will have a commercial harbour and a fishery harbour adjoining it. The commercial harbour will be able to accommodate 5000 ton ships. The depth of the hrbour will be 8m with a total water area of 10 hectares. The length of the breakwater will be 1320m. The depth of the fishery harbour will be 3m with a total water area of 6 hectares. The total area of the project will cover 165 hectares.
The cost of the project is 46.1 Million Euros and it is funded by the Nordea Bank of Denmark. The Loan agreement with the bank was signed on 23rd May, 2008.
The main harbour will have among other facilities, a Pilot Station, Warehouses and Administration Building. Meanwhile the Fishery harbour, among other facilities will have an Ice Plant and Cold Storage facilities, Fish Auction Halls, Refrigerated Storage, Net mending facilities, and the Administration buildings. (niz).