Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Bunkering facilities at Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port ready
Thu, Nov 29, 2012, 08:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 29, Colombo: The bunkering facilities at the Port of Hambantota, also called Ruhunu Magampura International Port in Southern Sri Lanka, are ready for commercial operations.

Chief engineer of the port, A.H. Geeganage has told the media that the bunkering facilities at the Hambantota sea port, set up at a cost of US$ 76.5 million, are ready and the tank farm has commenced operations.

Construction of the tank farm and bunkering facilities were started in October 2009 and completed last year. Han Quin Engineering Construction Company of China was the contractor for the tank farm.

According to the official, out of the 14 tanks it has, eight tanks will be used to store marine fuel, three will store aviation fuel and three remaining tanks will be used to store liquid petroleum.

The aviation fuel stored in the Hambantota Port is to be used for the Mattala Airport, the second international airport currently being built in Hambantota.

The fuel stored for ships is to be pumped for east bound ships from the Hambantota Port.

According to Geeganage, ships that obtain fuel from Singapore could now use the Hambantota Port for refueling.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Travel ban imposed on Avant Garde Chairman and former Defense Ministry official
-- [1 hour and 27 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan Foreign Affairs Minister visits Sweden
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan PM reminds former president advantages of GSP+
-- [2 hours ago]
PM leaves for Switzerland to attend Davos meeting
-- [3 hours ago]
Hayleys unveils Sri Lanka's largest capacity solar power plant in Welikande
-- [4 hours ago]
Over Rs. 1 billion paid as compensation to people affected by Salawa Army explosion
Over 1,300 dengue cases reported in Sri Lanka already in the year
Drone camera hits pinnacle of Ruwanweli Maha Seya in Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka main Tamil party threatens to quit constitution-making process if more devolution not considered
Iran, Sri Lanka hope to remove financial obligations on way of bilateral corporation

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.