Sri Lanka to build container port in Trincomalee: PM
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka was planning a container terminal in the North Eastern port of Trincomalee, which can serve India, Bangladesh and Myanmar, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinge said.
Singpaore’s Surbana Jurong has been asked to develop a plan to develop Trincomalee.
"We are also talking to India and Japan to develop it as a major port," Wickremesinghe told the Colombo Intenational Maritime Conference.
"Sri Lanka’s Trincomalee is an ideal port to link up with Visakhpatnam."
A model based on a public-private partnership with Sri Lanka Ports Authority as the regulator was envisaged, he said.
Sri Lanka was looking to closely integrate with India’s Andra Pradesh, Kerala, Karanataka and Tamil Nadu, with which the island had historic links, he said. (Colombo/Sept22/2016)