The Danish construction company MT HØjgaard has completed the construction of the commercial and fishing port at Oluvil and handed it over at the end of last year.
"We have established a commercial and fishing port at Oluvil, Sri Lanka. The project has now been handed over to a satisfied client," announced the company.
The company has established a port with two separate basins, one for commercial activities and one for the fishing industry at Oluvil.
Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and the Danish construction company signed the Oluvil Port Project agreement to build the new harbor in Oluvil in March 2008 at a cost of Euro 46 million with the financial assistance from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA).
The handover ceremony was held on November 30.
The commercial port comprises 330 meters of quay with a water depth of 8 meters, and the fishing port comprises 200 meters of quay with a water depth of 3 meters, according to the company.