Hambantota is a highly underutilized land and is in close proximity to international shipping routes.
At present more than 100 vessels bypass the Sri Lanka South-West coast daily with no value addition to the country’s economy, he said.
Therefore, the Hambantota Port will be developed to cater to twelve areas - Thermal power generation, oil refinery and petrochemical industry, coal fired power plant, bunkering services, coal transshipment and distribution, ship-building and repair activities, transshipment car activities, bonded export processing zone, bulk cargo and general cargo berths, fishing activities and export of fish products and container traffic.
This blog is about the construction of the port. - HBT port blog