Dredger arrives in Sri Lanka to start port city reclamation

ECONOMYNEXT – A dredger has arrived in Sri Lanka to start reclaiming 269 hectares of sea off the capital Colombo.

Sri Lanka’s Geological Survery and Mines Bureau has issued a license for start mining sand on September 26, the firm said.

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), the contractor, will install buoys along the dredging zone to guide fishing vessels and the reclamation site will also be demarcated to allow environmental monitoring.

Dredging will be restricted to at least four kilometres from the shoreline and to depths over 15 metres. Up to three meters of sand will be dug out and sediments 0.5 meters will be maintained, the firm said.

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