Dutch Built

Sri Lanka’s northern most port – Kankesanturai will get a 45 million euro makeover courtesy of the Dutch government. Sri Lanka’s northern most port – Kankesanturai will get a 45 million euro makeover courtesy of the Dutch government. Cabinet spokesperson and Health Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva on Wednesday said the Sri Lankan government agreed to sign an aid deal with the Netherlands for reconstruct the war ravaged northern port and restore the tsunami damages rail signaling systems.

A total of 57 million euro will be available to Sri Lanka with the port redevelopment taking 45 million euros.

The port redevelopment package includes 21.45 million in concessionary export credit with the rest coming as a grant.

Meanwhile, the 12 million grant for the rail signaling system will restore tsunami damages.

The signaling system was up for restoration long before the tsunami, with the railway authorities putting off investments due to a lack of funds.