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
Procedure announced for foreign passport holders traveling to Sri Lanka's North
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army to take control of relief centers for landslide victims
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Carson group completes acquisition of Millers Brewery
-- [8 hours ago]
Controversial Sri Lankan Minister's son assaulted at night club
-- [8 hours ago]
Lee Hedges Investments enters into lease agreement with Sri Lanka's UDA for a mixed development project
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to launch two projects to enhance power sector capacity
India to contest Sri Lanka court's death sentences of fishermen through legal process
Sri Lanka to establish a new Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) to monitor fishing boats
India pledges Rs.5 million as immediate relief for Sri Lanka landslide victims
Sri Lanka national carrier receives first of six new A330-300 on order

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.