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Construction work on the country’s largest fisheries harbour begins

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 30, 2019 19:20

Construction work on the country’s largest fisheries harbour begins

Construction work on the Point Pedro Fisheries Harbour commenced today under the patronage of the President. It is the largest fisheries harbour to come up in the island.
The construction work on the Point Pedro Fisheries Harbour is being undertaken as another step of the future vision to make Sri Lanka the leader in the South Asian region through the sustainable fishery industry. The President who arrived at the harbour premises was accorded a warm welcome. After cutting the first sod of earth the President unveiled the commemorative plaque.

The Harbour is being constructed with the intention of upgrading the fisheries industry in the North. The total investment to be made on the project is 12,600 million rupees. The Harbour is to be be expanded so that it would be able to accommodate 300 large fisheries trawlers at a time. The basin of the Point Pedro Harbour which has a space of 7.1 hectares spans 18.6 hectares. The breakwater of the Harbour is 880 and 480 metres.

The new fisheries harbour consists of an ice and cool storage facilities, a trawler repair centre, unloading of the fish harvest and the safety handling of modern fisheries trawlers in the world. In addition the Fisheries Habour will also have facilities to acquire equipment for trawlers, sale of fish, processing of fishing nets, trade stalls, places for meetings and discussions and coastguard services.

Meanwhile, President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the vocational guidance centre built at the Jaffna District Secretariat. Thereafter the President undertook an observation visit. The President then arrived at the Thinai Hotel in Chunnakam. An international conference was in progress at the Hotel. The President who joined in the occasion was warmly welcomed and the Northern Governor Dr. Suren Raghawan offered to the President the tributes of the Northern polity.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 30, 2019 19:20