Sri Lanka has opted to set up a common air-sea cargo facility, with an initial proposal on the project due in November. Sri Lanka has opted to set up a common air-sea cargo facility, with an initial proposal on the project due in November. Minister of Ports and Aviation Mangala Samaraweera told Lanka Business Online that the common user facility is being considered to help Sri Lanka develop as an air-sea hub for the region.
“It is still at an initial stage. A committee was set up just over two weeks ago and are expected to come up with a policy document and a proposal how the hub could be set up in three months.”
The project seeks to link the Katunayake International Airport and the Colombo port and help the two giants share resources in a common cargo hub.
The Minister says the committee will recommend concepts Sri Lanka could adopt, including the facilities and services that would need to be housed at the location.
A detailed study and cost analysis of the project is expected to take off based on the viability of the current study.