The Trincomalee Harbour Development Plan has been prepared to develop it as a centre port in the proximity of the Bay of Bengal with the accelerated development of the countries, namely, Bangladesh, the Eastern coastal area of India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, it was announced at the weekly Cabinet Meeting at the Information Department today.
The natural situation of the Trincomalee harbour, the land area in extent of 2,000 hectares belonging to the Ports Authority and its proximity to the harbour and the developed infrastructure facilities available to supply services have been taken into consideration while preparing this plan.
In addition, it has been recognised that it is appropriate to make available opportunities to investors for establishing industries without special restrictions for the sake of the development of the harbour.
Therefore, the Cabinet of Ministers granted approval for the proposal submitted by the Minister of Ports and Shipping to amend the policy of one heavy industry to one harbour which exists at present, with the objective of attracting interested investors to inaugurate heavy industries in the harbour. At present, it is the policy to implement only one heavy industry in a specific field in one harbour.