Japan donates dredger
The Japanese government will donate a Grab Hopper dredger valued at
Rs.1250 million on a request made by the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
Development Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne.
The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry presented a
feasibility report to the Japanese government last year under the
guidance of Minister Senaratne for a dredger and the Japanese government
agreed to grant this vessel.
A Japanese advisory committee comprising five members arrived to
prepare another feasibility report and sign an agreement with the
At present Sri Lanka has a dredger named Ruhunu Putha which carries
out dredging in all fisheries harbours in the country. It was provided
by the Japanese government 23 years ago.
The new dredger has a capacity of 300m3 Hopper and has a larger
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry Secretary
Dr.Damitha de Soysa, Finance and Planing Ministry Director General Mapa
Pathirana,Ceylon Fisheries Harbour Corporation (CFHC) Chairman Upali
Liyanage and Japan International Corporation Agency (JAICA) Advisory
Committee Leader Tomoiro Ono signed the agreement at the ministry.