The new Oluvil Port Development project constructed at a cost of Rs. 7000 million will be vested in the public by President Mahinda Rajapaksa today (1).
The Fishing Harbour and the Commercial Harbour which began in Oluvil, Ampara in 2008 under the Nagenahira Navodaya programme includes construction of both a commercial port and a basin for fishing vessels.
During the first phase, two breakwaters will be constructed. During the second phase, dredging will be undertaken to enable the port to handle vessels of up to 16,000 tons. The completion of the harbor is expected to boost economic infrastructure activities in the Eastern Province.
The commercial harbour would have enough depth to handle ships up to 5,000 metric tonnes and the fisheries harbour could hold more than 250 fishing boats simultaneously.