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New Harbour in Oluvil

Mar 15, Colombo: An agreement between Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and a Danish construction company was signed yesterday to build a new harbour in Oluwil in the Eastern Coast of the Island.

The new harbour is to be set up as a fisheries and commercial harbour. The project at a cost of Euro 46 million is to be completed by the year 2015 under the financial assistance from the Danish government.

According to the government sources, a comprehensive infrastructure development program will be launched parallel to the harbour construction project in the Ampara, Batticaloa and Monaragala districts. The project expects to create over 10,000 job opportunities in the Island’s most underdeveloped areas.

The agreement was signed between the acting chairman of the SLPA and the deputy chairman of the construction company.Oluvil harbour was a brainchild of late leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Mohammad Ashroff that comes in to fruition through the Mahinda Chinthana program of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.