Feasibility Study, Detailed Engineering Design, Construction Supervision and Contract Administration for Re-development of Hikkaduwa Fishery Harbour in Galle District
Coastal & Port/Harbour Projects
State Ministry of Ornamental Fish, Inland Fish & Prawn Farming, Fishery Harbour Development, Multiday Fishing Activities and Fish Exports
Hikkaduwa Fishery Harbour is in the GaIle district was commissioned in 2001, and many IMUL and IDAY boats are being used in the facilities of the harbour. Hikkaduwa Anchorage consisted of Main Breakwater (southward) was developed to a fishery harbour under ADB-SL Fishing Sector Project during (1996 -1998) adding up Secondary Breakwater, Inner & Outer breakwaters attached to the Main Breakwater and a Groyne in the basin. After the tsunami disaster, the inner breakwater extension was done under USAID funds to minimize the sand entering the harbor basin during the 2005 – 2007 period.Due to heavy siltation in the harbor basin and in the entrance, currently, it has become impossible for the IMUL and IDAY boats to enter the basin and use the harbour facilities,and the harbour operations have been adversely affected. Several attempts have been made to reduce the rate of siltation by modifying the harbour entrance. Even though these
modifications/changes together with the maintenance dredging have provided a short-term solution, a permanent solution for excessive siltation has not been achieved. Accordingly, Lanka Hydraulic Institute (LHI) was requested to provide consultancy service Feasibility Study, Detailed Engineering Design, Construction Supervision and Contract Administration for Redevelopment of Hikkaduwa Fishery Harbour in Galle District.