Mar 28, 2018 (LBO) – Cabinet nod has been received to select a suitable consultancy firm to conduct a feasibility study for the proposed Colombo Port North Harbour project.
As per the cabinet proposal presented by Ports Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, Expressions of Interest (EOI) and Request for Proposals (RFP) are to be called for the purpose of selecting a consultancy firm.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently said the Colombo Port could end up extended up to Ja-Ela, under the North Harbour project.
According to Wickremesinghe, Japan’s help will be sought in conducting the feasibility studies for the North Harbour.
Cabinet of Ministers have also approved a proposal to construct a new jetty for Kankesanthurei harbour using funds provided by the Indian Government.
Indian funds will also be used for the renovation of the existing jetty and breakwater system in the Kankesanthurei harbour.
Construction and renovation work of the harbour is to be carried out by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.