Phase 1 of the new Colombo south port was declared open by the President on 6th August, 2013. Funded by the Asian Development Bank, phase 2 and 3 will be completed by 2018, the total cost of the project is U.S.$ 1.1 billion, this expansion of the Colombo Port is taking place 98 years after the commissioning of the Colombo Port. The length of the breakwater is over 6 kilometers and the depth of the harbor is 18 meters to facilitate the handling of container ships carrying 18,000 to 25,000 containers.
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