Sri Lanka Ports Authority to call for international bids to buy two pilot boats
A spokesperson of the Sri Lankan government says that the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is to call for international bids to buy two pilot boats for projects in the Colombo Port.
The SLPA has reportedly allocated Rs. 500 million to buy the pilot boats which are required to improve pilot service for ships calling at the Colombo port, which is getting busier with growing volumes of container traffic.
The proposal to buy the boats was presented to the Cabinet of Minister by Ports and shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe.
The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval for the Ports and Shipping Minister’s proposal.
An opportunity has opened up for an investor to supply two pilot boats to be used in the Colombo Port. The proposal to purchase the two boars further notes the increasing volumes of container traffic handled by the port. Therefore, there is also an opportunity for an investor to explore other opportunities of supplying facilities and equipment required to address the growing traffic in the port.
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