Hambantota Port

From Global Energy Monitor

Hambantota Port is a proposed multi-cargo port proposed for Hambantota, Sri Lanka. One of the elements of the proposed port is for handling coal imported for new and proposed coal fired power stations.

A website promoting Hambantota as a potential bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games states that "the government of Sri Lanka expects Hambantota Port to be developed to provide links to twelve areas of development activities - Thermal power generation, oil refinery and petrochemical industry, coal fired power plant, bunkering services, coal transhipment and distribution, ship-building and repair activities, transhipment car activities, bonded export processing zone, bulk cargo and general cargo berths, fishing activities and export of fish products and container traffic."[1]


In August 2011 it was reported that China had lent US$400 million for the first phase of the proposed port.[2]

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