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Upgrading Kirinda fishery harbor

Upgrading Kirinda fishery harbor

• MOU signed between SL government and Hae Chun Co. Ltd. to obtain feasibility report (free of charge) for the designing and upgrading of Kirinda Fishery Harbor.

Upgrading of kirinda fishery harbor complex is planned to be executed in line with the movement of “ realizing the blue economy” launched by Hon. State Minister Of Fisheries And Aquatic Resources Development, Dilip Wedaarachchi in concurrence with the blue economy concept.

The problem of “sand piling” at the Kirinda Fishery Harbor has made the facility redundant as the fishermen have abandoned the harbor due to the entry and exit of harbour is a difficult task.

However, no other harbours exist between Hambantota and Trincomalee except the Valachchena harbor, and this harbor is also experiencing difficulties in its slipways where boats enter and leave the facility.

Amidst such difficulties the region’s “sea fish production” has drastically come down and the fishing community has pleaded with government to do the critical upgrading of the Kirinda Fishery Harbor.

OSL Take:

Sri Lanka’s fisheries sector is a “promising growth sector” that needs a lot of infrastructure development and the government is inviting overseas parties to come and take up investments on the PPP investment model.

Since the lifting of the EU fish ban, Sri Lanka can hardly cope with the growing demand to satisfy EU’s hunger for fish.

So, OSL as the leading opportunity matchmaker for government promoted projects, call on potential overseas investors to partner with us to explore this “million dollar export business” with our local expertise and strong links.

Ask for a free consultation with the biz-friendly OSL Team now to learn more.

What is Blue Economy?

The Blue Economy: 10 years – 100 innovations – 100 million jobs is a book by Gunter Pauli.
The book expresses the ultimate aim that a Blue Economy business model will shift society from scarcity to abundance “with what is locally available”, by tackling issues that cause environmental and related problems in new ways.

The book was written by Gunter Pauli as Founder and Director of Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives. Pauli cites 20 years of experiences and nearly 200 successful projects all over the world as the basis for the ideas presented in his book.

The Blue Economy began as a project to find 100 of the best nature-inspired technologies that could affect the economies of the world, while sustainably providing basic human needs – potable water, food, jobs, and habitable shelter.

Starting with 2,231 peer review articles Dr. Pauli and his team found 340 innovations that could be bundled into systems that function the way ecosystems do.

These were then additionally reviewed by a group of corporate strategists, expert financiers, and public policy makers.

Further meetings with entrepreneurs, financial analysts, business reporters, and corporate strategy academics reduced the list to one hundred.

These are listed in an appendix of The Blue Economy.
• Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development’s Vision

Sri Lanka to be the leader of conservation and sustainable utilization of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in the South Asian Region.
• Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development’s Mission

Managing the utilization of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources for the benefit of the present and future generation

The Ceylon Fishery Habours Corporation was established on 01.01.1972, in terms of the gazette notification published in extra ordinary gazette No. 14496/18 dated 11th February 1972 in terms of the section (1) of the section (2) of the State Industrial Corporation Act No. 49 of 1957.

The Ceylon Fishery Habours Corporation was established to plan, construct and create all infrastructure facilities connected with the fishery habours with the objective of improving the fishery harbours in the country.

In the decade of 1980, the Ceylon Fishery Habours Corporation had decided to entrust all the commercial activities to the Fishery Co-operative Societies and private sector.

The activities of the Ceylon Fishery Habours Corporation:
• Planning and construction of fishery habours and anchorages.
• Maintenance of off-shore structures and other coastal facilities.
• Economic supervision of the implementation phases of the construction activities.
• Dredging and excavation activities of the fishery habours for facilitating maintenance work.

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