Colombo 2011 eyes emerging mega regional port

  • 9 Feb 2008 10:46:10 GMT

    It takes only one Bomb for people to wake up to reality!

  • 9 Feb 2008 10:52:40 GMT

    [It takes only one Bomb for people to wake up to reality!]

    Is this your only development project for the country?

  • 9 Feb 2008 12:50:41 GMT

    elephanthouse

    Bomb explosions in the country have developed more than the projects!

    Come to Sri Lanka. Live here and sence the reality of getting caught in a bomb blast anywhere anytime, rather than being in Switzerland and talking fat lots from there.

    For Sri Lanka to have mega ports first security in the country has to be established. Many shipping lines by-pass the Colombo Port as they consider it unsafe. With all that thinking of having a mega port surpassing the capacities of other major ports in the region is just dreaming to say the least.

  • 11 Feb 2008 08:28:14 GMT

    Ever since the day our president came to office, Srilanka is devoloping rapidly..

    [2011]

    Yes there wouldn`t be any terrorists to destroy the facilities by then!

  • 11 Feb 2008 08:44:54 GMT

    Still talking about grand projects but not even a banana tree has been planted for the last 15 years. If it were not for the mega projects implemented by previous UNP governments, Slanka would be in total dark today with no rice, power, water, money etc.

    Grand factories set up by SWRD have long gone broke and now we are paying price for such stupid economic mismanagenet.

    MR will go into history as the least efficent and most corrupt president.

  • 11 Feb 2008 10:48:15 GMT

    Eelanka,

    [Ever since the day our president came to office, Srilanka is devoloping rapidly]

    Could you elaborate may be citing some of the development which was previously under-developed?

    2 fantastic development projects I know are the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport project and the rapidly developing airline Mihin Air which is now reputed to be known as Nivan Air.

  • 11 Feb 2008 10:58:34 GMT

    India is far ahead. Two transshipment ports are coming up in the West Coast of India. A new project in Kerala called Vizhinjam has 21 M natural draft which no other port in the region has. Future mega carriers will need deep drafted terminals. Once India starts handling its transhipment traffic within India, colombo will lose its importance.