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Sri Lanka seeks US$175 mln for exclusive Galle tourist port

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is seeking a 175 million US dollar investment to establish an exclusive tourist port in Galle to attract more foreign cruise vessels to boost tourism, the state owned Port Authority said on Wednesday (26).

Sri Lanka Ports Authority has planned to change the existing port in Galle as a fully fledged tourist port including a 150-metre length cruise berth, reclamation to increase Galle’s land area by another 40 hectares with a “super modern real estate business mode”l, and a state-of-art cruise terminal.

“This is a unique, valuable, once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity to inverters who are looking to do business in Sri Lanka,” the SLPA said in a project document.

“The expected investment is USD 175 million. The return on investment from the project is ensured with promising demand of real estate developments connected with tourism.”

“This project is open for potential investors through the Expression of Interest (EOI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) process.” (Colombo/Jan26/2022)

 

 

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  1. Xavi says:

    In my opinion I wouldn’t like to bring massive tourism, the city is very nice and a lot of tourism spoil everything some change than latter srilanka will feel regret

  2. Himali says:

    This so called development is totally unnecessary especially when only thinking of foreigners .The charm and natural beauty of Galle will be affected .Please leave Galle alone.

  3. Rohini says:

    This government has borrowed money from day one. End result the poor get even deeper into poverty and the citizens of SL will have at the end of the day pay for grandeur fantasies. People want natural green heavens with lovely small villages and not cement blocks with millions of half filled expensive and luxurious hotelbildings and sites. Do not ruin the country anymore. Its like playing russian rullet, Find out first if the tourists want this at all? Have the concerning bodies done a pre survey,
    Before coming to this conclusion?Have they taken into consideration the local residents opinions on the matter? Galle and the souranding areas should be left untouched. Where next, very soon they won’t be enough land left in Sri Lanka to even feed its own and growing population. Just like there are hardly any coconut plantations left or paddy fields but just to name a few.

  4. Denis O'leary says:

    Why wreak a world heritage site like Galle with another large Port, when you have Colombo not too far away. It will remove all its appeal. Greed again, by the people destroying this Country.

  5. gerry says:

    we have no gas food and basic and the Government is doing crazy projects. Why not develop the roads first to help everyone in SL and tourist. Its crazy in a small Island it takes 3.5 hours to go 100 KM

  6. Leelanananda Pitiduwage says:

    I am attach tourism about 30 years as a artist and tour organising?. I born in. Galle. My congralatuations.

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Comments (6)

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  1. Xavi says:

    In my opinion I wouldn’t like to bring massive tourism, the city is very nice and a lot of tourism spoil everything some change than latter srilanka will feel regret

  2. Himali says:

    This so called development is totally unnecessary especially when only thinking of foreigners .The charm and natural beauty of Galle will be affected .Please leave Galle alone.

  3. Rohini says:

    This government has borrowed money from day one. End result the poor get even deeper into poverty and the citizens of SL will have at the end of the day pay for grandeur fantasies. People want natural green heavens with lovely small villages and not cement blocks with millions of half filled expensive and luxurious hotelbildings and sites. Do not ruin the country anymore. Its like playing russian rullet, Find out first if the tourists want this at all? Have the concerning bodies done a pre survey,
    Before coming to this conclusion?Have they taken into consideration the local residents opinions on the matter? Galle and the souranding areas should be left untouched. Where next, very soon they won’t be enough land left in Sri Lanka to even feed its own and growing population. Just like there are hardly any coconut plantations left or paddy fields but just to name a few.

  4. Denis O'leary says:

    Why wreak a world heritage site like Galle with another large Port, when you have Colombo not too far away. It will remove all its appeal. Greed again, by the people destroying this Country.

  5. gerry says:

    we have no gas food and basic and the Government is doing crazy projects. Why not develop the roads first to help everyone in SL and tourist. Its crazy in a small Island it takes 3.5 hours to go 100 KM

  6. Leelanananda Pitiduwage says:

    I am attach tourism about 30 years as a artist and tour organising?. I born in. Galle. My congralatuations.