Sri Lanka to Get New Grab Hopper Dredger

Sri Lanka to Get New Grab Hopper Dredger

The Government of Japan provided grant assistance amounting to Japanese Yen 2,678 million (approximately Rs. 3.7 billion) towards the following four projects for meeting the urgent needs in sectors such as; fisheries, roads and health.

This assistance was conveyed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Summit Meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, during his visit to Japan on 12-15 March as a part of his intention to continue cooperation for Sri Lanka’s sustainable development.

Project for Construction of a Dredger

Japanese Yen 988 million will be provided for the construction of a grab hopper dredger to meet the frequent demand for maintaining the operational depth of fishery harbours around the country in order to ensure uninterrupted access for fishing activities.

The currently used grab hopper dredger was gifted by Japan in 1989 and needs to be replaced due to frequent repairs.

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Press Release, March 18, 2013

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