Sri Lanka commences manufacture of solar powered multiday and fishing vessels
Sri Lanka’s Minister of State of Fisheries Kanchana Wijesekara has reportedly launched the production of Ceynor multi-day fishing vessels and eco-friendly solar powered vessels.
The State Ministry has announced this latest endeavor through a media release.
“The 59.5-foot multi-day fishing vessel manufactured by CEYNOR under the State Ministry of Fisheries was inspected yesterday before departure on its first voyage. It is fully equipped with all the latest facilities and technology. 100 more of such vessels will be built in future,” the State Ministry has been quoted as saying.
The news release has stated that among the objectives of introducing this vessel were the introduction of advanced technology for the fishing industry thereby ensuring the health and livelihood of the fishermen, reducing post-harvest waste, obtaining higher prices for fish products, providing high quality fish stocks to the people and strengthening the export of deep sea fish.
The vessel has two fish holders and is equipped with freezer facilities with temperatures of -10 and -20 degrees Celsius. These vessels are expected to be provided under the 50% subsidy scheme, the release has further stated.
“At the same time, an eco-friendly, solar-powered small transport vessel jointly produced by Ceynor and Genso Pvt will also take place. In the future, work will be done on the production of open craft using such solar and wind technology,” the State Ministry has added.
Sri Lanka’s fisheries industry is poised to upgrade and develop the sector to harness it’s full potential. This has opened up many business opportunities in Sri Lanka’s fisheries sector. Sri Lanka’s geographical positioning in the Indian ocean has also helped boost the country’s fisheries industry. Further support has been provided to fisheries exports by the many trade agreements as well as trade concessions enjoyed by the country with foreign countries. Foreign businesses/investors could therefore explore business/investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’s fisheries industry.
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