16th September 2009, firstlanka.com
The proposed Hambantota Port already set in motion would be a major source towards uplifting the national economy, to financial analysts claimed.
The port after completion is expected to attract new traffic that would add more to the national volume. It is designed ships plying to Singapore and Dubai would pass through Hambantota, a source that would bring additional foreign exchange to the national coffers.
For such traffic, the Hambantota port could provide bunkering services and other maritime services.
The first phase of the Hambantota port is expected to be completed four months ahead of the schedule.The cost is Us dollars 360 million.
Hambantota Port (Harbour) on Google Maps