CFHC starts sea-sand dune removal at Oluvil | Daily News

CFHC starts sea-sand dune removal at Oluvil

 The Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation (CFHC) inaugurated the sea-sand dune removal programe at Oluvil Fisheries Harbour and the Commercial Harbour area by ‘SAYARU’ grab hopper dredger ship recently.

A sum of Rs 40 million has been allocated for this by the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Ministry.

Ports, Shipping and Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Mahinda Amaraweera took action on this matter at the request of the City Planning, Water Supply and Drainage Minister Rauff Hakeem and Deputy Sports Minister H. M. M. Harees.

At the main entrance of the Oluvil fisheries harbour, there is a sand dune by which the fishing industry has been badly affected.

As a result, the fishing boats are unable to come out or go in to the sea for fishing. The fishermen who were affected by this, made representation to Deputy Sports Minister H. M. M. Harees. He has brought this to the notice of the Parliament and has requested Ports, Shipping and Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga to take action to remove the sand dune.

The Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation Sailer W. D. F. Fernando recently visited the Oluvil Fisheries Harbour and the commercial harbour area and had discussion regarding the removal of the sea sand dune by ‘SAYARU’ grab hopper dredger ship.


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