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The rock in the Habantota International Harbour (HIH) that prevented the berthing of large ships had been blasted at a cost of US$35 to US$40 million and the pieces are being removed, a senior Hambantota harbour official said today.

Chief Engineer Ajil Hewageegana said the removal of the pieces of the blasted rock and clearing operation would be concluded in three weeks enabling large ships, container carriers and mammoth oil tankers to enter the Hambantota Harbour.
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“The blasting was carried out by the China Harbour Engineering Company. The rock did not affect the activities of the harbour but there has been some disturbance to the central canal,” he said. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)

  Comments - 12

  • Tin Tin Thursday, 01 December 2011 03:29 AM

    wow,thats a blasted rocking cost for ignorance !

    ajith Thursday, 01 December 2011 03:40 AM

    They say and we believe it or not......

    Anonymous Thursday, 01 December 2011 03:55 AM

    Wouldn't it have been cheaper to develop the Trinco harbour?

    Peraira Thursday, 01 December 2011 03:59 AM

    This is not a good decision to the environment. We could expect drastic disaster in future. May be after several years.

    buffaloa citizen Thursday, 01 December 2011 05:04 AM

    What is the environment danger due to the removal of this rock?

    Kornelius John Thursday, 01 December 2011 05:21 AM

    Let us hope the harbour will soon be filled with ships!

    lankaman Thursday, 01 December 2011 07:08 AM

    what rocking news...

    Tin Tin Thursday, 01 December 2011 07:45 AM

    think !!! that rock would have protected that area during the tsunami and also reduces coastal erosion

    victoria Thursday, 01 December 2011 08:01 AM

    Large ships to enter !! For what purpose??

    Patriot Thursday, 01 December 2011 09:52 AM

    But its not in Hambantota :)

    ASK Thursday, 01 December 2011 10:38 AM

    Rocky Wall has gone! That's the way to go!
    Good news for the new year, for Sri Lankans!

    punchi Banda Thursday, 01 December 2011 03:11 AM

    Hello! there was a rock???


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