Sri Lanka to build artificial island off Hambantota port

Monday, 30 September 2013 - 16:32



Sri Lanka is planning to build an artificial island off Hambantota in the South of the island with the sand dredged to expand a port.


808 million US dollar second phase of Hambantota port financed by Exim Bank of China will throw up about 20 million cubic meters of sand when the seabed is dredged.


The report quoted the head of southern port development, at Sri Lankas ports authority Agil Hewa-geegana as saying that the agency was awaiting clearance from the coast conservation agency to dump the sand and build the island.

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