B’desh to use Hambantota port

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Bangladesh has said that it would use services of Sri Lanka’s newly built Hambantota harbor, The Financial Express stated.

Speaking to the media Bangladesh Finance Minister AMA Muhith said “Sri Lanka offered Bangladesh to use its newly built deep seaport at Hambantota 'which will be helpful for us'.

“Let's explore the benefit since Hambantota port users wouldn't need to go inside the Colombo. That will help save time,” Muhith said.

The fourth Sri Lanka-Bangladesh Joint Economic Commission (JEC) sessions in Dhaka, Bangladesh successfully concluded on 08 March. The SL-B’desh JEC sessions, revived after almost two decades, resulted in effective renewal of bilateral trade cooperation, according to Minister Rishad Bathiudeen who led Sri Lanka’s national delegation to Dhaka.

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  • saman Sunday, 11 March 2012 05:25 AM

    Can some one ask Bangladesh to use our Mihin air too as budget carrier pls !!!

    Imran Hussein Sunday, 11 March 2012 05:41 AM

    Probably bribed that subject minister in that regime. Not a single sane shipping company is gonna use this white elephant port otherwise.

    Kuruppu Saturday, 10 March 2012 09:57 AM

    When we lose Trinco to China or India, we can start using Hambatota harbor for our needs, never mind every cloud has it's silver lining.

    weha Saturday, 10 March 2012 10:05 AM

    Wow what a rich country :P :P

    cxcb Saturday, 10 March 2012 10:46 AM

    mm, any news for you guys is bad news ??. Are you against this government or their policies ??

    Ajith Saturday, 10 March 2012 11:03 AM

    Are you a protector or defender of this government?

    a citizen Tuesday, 13 March 2012 12:52 AM

    H'tota is very impotant to B'desh as they do not have a deep water sea port. they do almost all exports to west through S'pore which is much expensive and time taking to got west. due to the war and the high risk of attacks B'desh prefered S'pore to SL. SL will be able to give much attactive rates and good service.B'desh govt and Business community are mush interested in useing H'tota as trans shipments and this is the shortes and closest sea port they have.

    Condro Sunday, 11 March 2012 08:04 AM

    Paul, I am not defending the government, but your impression on Bangladesh seems to be negative and wrong. The excuse the Sri Lankans show for being unable to develop the country is the 30 years of war, so in Bangladesh too, people face such kinds of things. Every year Bangladesh faces devastating natural disasters like heavy monsoon for three months, which causes floods, and then there are earthquakes. So Bangladesh would have also developed faster than Sri Lanka, if they didn't have to face such natural disasters. On the other hand, the country has also oil and gas. In Sri Lanka you use cylinder gas, but in Bangladesh they have gas supplied through pipes, like water.

    kapa Tuesday, 13 March 2012 03:50 PM

    Mister citizen, A country cannot decide on port calls unless it has a state own shipping line. The main shipping lines decide about the most economical and suitable transit point. The out come of this decision will be very small and it will not give any effect to our port revenues.

    kondebendapucheena Sunday, 11 March 2012 08:20 AM

    Wasting Public Money is unforgivable Sin,There are lots of Projects on the card,But No sign of income to the Treasury.Noroccholai started with Disprin speed and now ??????????? Only god knows what will happen to rest of the projects

    ajith Monday, 12 March 2012 03:21 AM

    Lot of comments see that they appreciate presidents work.
    The reason is Cost of Living,wastage of public money,corruption etc....So the good work erase by the bad works.

    ShowBizz Sunday, 11 March 2012 09:27 AM

    Great to hear that the world's third best performing nation on economy agreed to use the main harbour of Sri Lanka - which is ranked as world's second best performing economy by the IMF.

    Just Asking Sunday, 11 March 2012 10:06 AM

    So after all UNP has suggested to built a useless port huh?? Hope you remember who proposed to built the port. Seriously you all should get you facts straight. Why wouldn't any company wanna use this port? A valid practical reason??

    sanju79 Saturday, 10 March 2012 02:20 PM

    Ohhh what a sad news , Lets make up minds by saying Bangladesh is a poor country and no other country will use the Hambantota port. Hope this will help a good night's sleep.

    Paul Saturday, 10 March 2012 03:25 PM

    They have no money to pay. So, we will have to do business on credit.

    Lanka Saturday, 10 March 2012 07:11 AM

    Why only Bangladesh? Is it restricted only for certain countries??

    kolaveri di Saturday, 10 March 2012 07:26 AM

    Great

    Now we could export some beetle leaves to Bagladesh.

    Eagles Eye Saturday, 10 March 2012 07:39 AM

    Beware of "the Large Rock" said to be lying in the sea bed!

    root Saturday, 10 March 2012 07:44 AM

    poooh !

    Kondebendapucheena Saturday, 10 March 2012 07:47 AM

    Please start this Harbor for using for shipping with out talking b... ,Nation spend and put us in lots of debits cause of this,and now time to pay back

    RajasH Saturday, 10 March 2012 08:40 AM

    you mean the cricket team to come by ship and play at Hambantota? Sri Lankan team can also practice at Hambantota and sail from theer for the Asia cup

    bigsam Saturday, 10 March 2012 08:47 AM

    No - there is no commercial sense to use Hambantota port since SL is mainly a transit location and currently all other players call Colombo.

    ramfer Saturday, 10 March 2012 08:48 AM

    And import 'Chinese' tea for the new locals in Hambantota.

    Sue Saturday, 10 March 2012 08:55 AM

    Beware. What are they going to use it for and why only that port no one else can use is going to be helpful to them?

    steve Saturday, 10 March 2012 08:56 AM

    State of the art, multimillion dollar harbor built for Bangladesh!
    You are welcome Bangladesh!

    rajindra Sunday, 11 March 2012 04:24 AM

    So far how many ships sailed to Hambantota.

    Fazli Saturday, 10 March 2012 09:29 AM

    Give more publicity which may attract prospective users.


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