Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Korea grants Sri Lanka Rs. 375 million to develop aquaculture sector
Fri, Mar 17, 2017, 11:35 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 17, Colombo: Korea will grant Rs 375 million (US$ 2.5 million) for the development of the aquaculture sector in the country as a result of the discussions held by State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi with the Korean Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries.

The State Minister said the money to be granted will be given to the National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA) to develop the sector. The NAQDA has already identified the projects that would be funded by the Korean grant. Accordingly, proposals have been submitted for establishing an industrial zone for the production of shrimp and fish-based products.

As a result of the state minister's recent visit to Korea, Korean National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives has provided aid to set up a fishery village consisting of 100 houses for the fishermen families. Construction of the houses has already been started in the Ambalantota Bataatta village and construction work of 25 houses are in the final stage.

Korean National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives has also agreed to donate two fisheries technical colleges and one technical college will be established in the North while the second will be established in the South, said the Minister.

In addition Korea has agreed to construct multipurpose fisheries harbors in Udappuwa, Chalai, Madagal, Delft and Tangalle. They have agreed to do the feasibility studies as well as the planning free of charge and a high level team will be in Sri Lanka next week.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lanka launches publication and a website to disseminate up-to-date information on SDG indicators
-- [2 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan FM lauds Belt and Road Initiative, welcomes Chinese investment
-- [32 minutes ago]
EU explains decision to keep LTTE in the terrorist list following the European Court of Justice ruling to remove the outfit
-- [1 hour and 52 minutes ago]
Canadian court acquits four Sri Lankan men accused of human smuggling
-- [2 hours ago]
Opposition Leader blasts disruption of essential services for political gains
Former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa evades CID
Sri Lanka Prime Minister emphasizes the need for all communities to move forward in unison
Ports Workers’ union calls off strike scheduled for tomorrow
Sri Lankan psychological counselor among 2017 winners of Magsaysay awards
Oil distribution returns to normal with release of 452 tankers

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.