Sri Lanka hires Denmark’s Rohde Nielsen to nourish two beach stretches
The government of Sri Lanka has reportedly announced that it has hired Rohde Nielsen A/S of Denmark to nourish two beach stretches subject to severe erosion that are important for the country’s tourist industry.
The announcement was made by Sri Lanka’s Co-Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Ramesh Pathirana.
Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers has approved the award of a 4.4 million Euro contract for beach nourishment, on a proposal submitted by Sri Lanka’s Minister of Environment and Wildlife Resources.
“The beach nourishment program will benefit the tourism industry,” Pathirana has been quoted as saying in the local media.
Sand will be dredged from the deep sea to nourish a stretch of beach from Angulana to Mount Lavinia, and Calido beach in Kalutara – both areas in the country’s Western Province.
Sri Lanka’s western coast is usually subject to severe erosion while there is sedimentation in the east coast, according to reports.
Sri Lanka’s ongoing development programme as well as development taking place in several key economic sectors like tourism have opened up many business opportunities for foreign businesses. The country’s tourism industry is showing impressive growth rates while the island continues to be listed as a must visit destination by globally renowned travel publications. Foreign businesses therefore confidently explore business opportunities in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry.
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