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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."
In August 2011 it was reported that China had lent US$400 million for the first phase of the proposed port.
Articles and resources
- "Gateway to Development in Sri Lanka: Positioning Hambantota as the Focal Point", Hambantota 2018, accessed September 2011.
- "Factbox: China-Sri Lanka economic ties" Reuters, Aug. 9, 2011.