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Trinco, Galle harbours to operate 24/7

Trincomalee and Galle harbours will be made operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week, before the end of this year, Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said.

He said that night navigation would be introduced for the first time to the Trincomalee harbour from April.

This would make the Trincomalee harbour operational 24 hours. The Japanese government has pledged to provide financial assistance in this regard and the necessary vessel tracking radar system and the other infrastructure facilities will be established shortly in the harbour.

The Trincomalee harbour would introduce a new buoy system to make night navigation possible. “With the introduction of night navigation, more ships are expected to call over at the harbour and thereby revenue will increase,” he added. Meanwhile, plans are afoot to introduce night navigation to the Galle harbor as well, towards the end of 2019.


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