Sri Lanka: Colombo Port Efficiency and Expansion Project

Sovereign Project | 33019-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Colombo Port Efficiency and Expansion Project
Project Number 33019-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1841-SRI: Colombo Port Efficiency and Expansion Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Colombo Port

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A firm of international consultants, in association with domestic consultants, will be engaged. The services will require about 537 person-months of consulting services consisting of 288 person-months of international consultants and 249 person-months of domestic consultants. The consultants will be required to have expertise in (i) revising port sector legislation and establishing a port regulator; (ii) port operations re-engineering, information systems (including EDI), and ISO certification for an existing container facility; (iii) taxation, logistics and marketing relating to PC/ distribution hubs; (iv) market analysis, financial analysis and concession planning related to preparing a business plan and the management of a new container facility; (v) port planning, engineering, concession documentation, and environmental impact assessment required to prepare engineering designs and concession/contract documentation for a new container facility; and (vi) social and development impacts of the new container facility.
Procurement None.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Chen Chen
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Port Development and Shipping
Mr. D. Godage
Colombo, Sri Lanka


Concept Clearance 08 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 19 Mar 2001 to 04 Apr 2001
MRM 19 Aug 1999
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 20 Oct 2010

Loan 1841-SRI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Sep 2001 07 Nov 2001 07 May 2002 29 Feb 2004 31 Dec 2010 16 Nov 2009
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 14.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 27 Sep 2001 8.64 0.00 100%
Counterpart 4.40 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Sep 2001 8.64 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Colombo Port Efficiency and Expansion Project: Project Completion Report Project/Program Completion Reports Jul 2015
Colombo Port Efficiency and Expansion Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2001

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