Sri Lanka to use Norwegian technology to set up an automated warehousing and packaging facility for fisheries sector
The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka has stated that the country will look at setting up an automated warehousing and packaging facility with robotics capabilities for fresh fish in collaboration with Norway’s Element Logics and Tiqri.
The move was announced through a media statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who last week engaged in a three-day official visit to Norway visited sports goods retailer XXL’s robotic warehousing facilities.
According to reports, the automated warehouse uses robots to store, package and ship goods to XXL stores and online shoppers.
The technology can be applied for warehousing and shipping of a range of goods from clothing, fresh fish, fruits and vegetables, the Prime Minister’s Office has stated.
XXL’s robotic warehousing facility was developed and operated by Element Logic and Tiqri, a software engineering firm.
Tiqri has offices in Norway, Sweden, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.
The Prime Minister’s Office has added that the construction of the proposed robotic fish storage unit will begin in December 2018.
The government of Sri Lanka is in the process of developing technology in the industrial sector. The main aim is to minimize wastage and improve the preservation of perishable goods, especially food items. The government has already entered into an agreement with the Indian government to set up a state of the art cold storage facility for fruits and vegetables. The government is now looking at setting up an automated warehousing and packaging facility for the fisheries sector. This would improve the efficiency in the sector while also assisting in the growth of the local fisheries sector.
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