Sri Lanka’s is seeking a new raft of investment for the Port of Hambantota, according to portworld.com.
Sri Lanka Ports Authority chairman Priyath Bandu Wickrema said at ports conference in Colombo on Tuesday: “Our intention from the second request for investment proposals is to attract $1 billion.”
The Hambantota Port, on the south coast of Sri Lanka, opened for commercial operations last month.
Its first appeal for investment is reported to have raised $800 million from 11 different sources.
World Maritime News Staff, July 12, 2012; Image: slpa