Sri Lanka: South Harbor Development in the Port of Colombo

Sovereign Project | 33019-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name South Harbor Development in the Port of Colombo
Project Number 33019-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3276-SRI: South Harbor Development in the Port of Colombo
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.46 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The Project will assist the Government in improving the existing infrastructure in response to domestic and international market signals, to reorient its productive structure towards higher value-added sectors to be spearheaded by the private sector. The technical assistance will examine the technical, economic, financial, environmental and social feasibility of the South Harbor Development in the Port of Colombo.
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Description of Outcome
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Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

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 Consultancy services will comprise i) a review of demand and constraints; ii) a full engineering study; iii) alternative development plans; iv) preliminary design and cost estimates for each proposed investment alternative; v) economic and financial evaluations of each alternative; vi) selection of the optimal development alternative; vii) detailed physical plan with capital expenditure program and final design report; viii) procedures for terminal allocation to private operators; ix) analysis of social impacts, mitigation and benefit distribution; and x) full environmental impact assessment.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Suzuki, Takeshi
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Port Dev't, Rehabilitation & Const'n
Mr. T. Lankaneson, Additional Secretary
43-89 York St., Colombo 01 Sri Lanka


Concept Clearance 29 Dec 1998
Fact Finding 10 May 1999 to 14 May 1999
Approval 13 Oct 1999
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Feb 2007

TA 3276-SRI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Oct 1999 05 Nov 1999 05 Nov 1999 - 30 Sep 2001 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,460,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,610,000.00 13 Oct 1999 1,434,472.64

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