Sri Lanka Land Reclamation Corp to buy dredger for sea sand mining
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka Land Reclamation & Development Corporation is to buy a dredger to mine sand from the deep sea to meet the requirements of the construction industry, the state information office said.
Sea sand now meets about 10 percent of the local requirement for building construction, it said in a statement.
But with construction activity expected to increase in future, more sea sand dredging would be required to meet the growing demand.
A proposal to buy a dredger for the Land Reclamation & Development Corporation was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers this week on a proposal by Megapolis and Western
Development Ministers Champika Ranawaka.
(COLOMBO, March 27, 2019-SB)