Proposals

Ishara S. Kodikara | AFP | Getty Images Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, center, speaks to supporters at the prime minister's official residence in Colombo on December 16, 2018, after he was reappointed as prime minister by Sri Lanka's president, the same man who fired him from the job nearly two months ago.

Dec 04, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lanka Ports Authority will invite more port related industries at Hambantota in the island’s south this month, after a first round brought a billion dollars of investments, chairman Priyath Bandu Wickrema said. The RFP will be open and investors could propose virtually any industry including manufacturing, assembly, packing and storage, he said.

“We took a decision to go ahead with the second RFP (request for proposals),” Wickrema said.

“Most probably during this month we will call.”

In a first round of RFPs four industries with nearly 800 million dollars worth of investments have already been given state approval. Ten more are the process of being approved which may amount to about 200 million dollars, Wickrema said.

Hambantota is positioned as an industrial port and bunkering point.

But around than 15 new investors had submitted proposals after the first RFP had closed, Wickrema said.

“To accommodate those investors we are going ahead with the second RFP.”