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EDB participates in Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

2017-10-30/ http://www.ft.lk/it-telecom-tech/EDB-participates-in-Intergovernmental-Group-of-Experts-on-E-Commerce-and-the-Digital-Economy/50-642443

EDB participates in Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

Information and communications technologies (ICTs) are playing an increasingly important role in the implementation of the digitalisation of economic activities and trade which can support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalisation and growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to ICT-enabled financial services.

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World Export Development Forum 2017 kicks off in Hungary today

2017-10-25/ http://www.ft.lk/top-story/World-Export-Development-Forum-kicks-off-in-Hungary-today/26-642182

World Export Development Forum 2017 kicks off in Hungary today

The 2017 edition of the annual World Export Development Forum (WEDF) kicks off today in Budapest, Hungary under the theme ‘Trade – A Force for Good: Include, Innovate, Integrate’.

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Sri Lanka earns over Rs. 11 billion in 2015 from exports of locally manufactured boats

2016-06-28

Sri Lanka earns over Rs. 11 billion in 2015 from exports of locally manufactured boats

Sri Lanka's Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera says the locally manufactured boats currently has a high demand in the international market.

According to the Minister, during the past years, Sri Lanka has earned a massive amount of foreign exchange from exportation of boats and vessels. In 2014, Sri Lanka earned Rs. 11.48 billion and Rs. 11.2 billion in 2015 from the vessel exports.

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Large Section Of Tourists Beach-Based

2016-06-26

Large Section Of Tourists Beach-Based

With a large section of Sri Lanka’s tourism being beach-based, the industry in the island nation requires pleasure sail boats and boats for sea excursions for whale/dolphin watching, leisure fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving, etc. This was highlighted at a session held last week to announce the Boat Show & Fisheries Exhibition Sri Lanka 2016 scheduled to take place from October 13 to 15 at the Dickowita Fishery Harbour, Colombo.

It was also noted that Sri Lanka has a coastal shore-line of 1,340kms and a large inland water mass consisting of lagoons, lakes, reservoirs etc. There are 13 major fishery harbours, 15 anchorages and 1,053 landing sites on the coastal belt. However, the full potential of the ocean is yet to be utilized and ideal water front lands for development of marinas and boat yards are available around the island.

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SL Navy exports 9 Patrol Craft to Nigeria

2016-05-07

SL Navy exports 9 Patrol Craft to Nigeria

Sri Lanka navy yesterday sold 9 small patrol craft, indigenously built by the Inshore Patrol Craft Project of the Navy established at Welisara, to the Nigerian Government.

The deal is a milestone in the annals of the Sri Lanka Navy as this is the very first transaction, where the Navy involved internationally earning foreign exchange to the country.

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First-ever on-water Boat Show a success

2014-10-18

First-ever on-water Boat Show a success

Colombo’s latest international boat show, which featured an on-water boat display for the first time, concluded successfully after a three-day run on 12 October.

“We have been talking about five hubs. Today there are two major milestones taking place at this event – the promotion of the maritime hub as well as our tourism,” said EDB Chairman and CEO Bandula Egodage, addressing the inauguration event of Boatshow 2014 on 10 October at Dickowita Harbour, Wattala.

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Boat Show 2014 to take centre stage in October

2014-10-06

Boat Show 2014 to take centre stage in October

South Asia’s premier boat show and fisheries exhibition, ‘Boat Show 2014’ organized by Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute (BTI), Sri Lanka Export Development Board and Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services will take centre stage from October 10-12, 2014 at the Dickowita Fisheries Harbour under the theme ‘Promotion of Leisure Boating in Sri Lanka’.

The main objective of the event is to attract buyers from all corners of the globe, while positioning Sri Lanka as the hub for the industry in South Asia and to develop a forum between buyers and sellers to facilitate industry growth.

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Lankan boats get international exposure

2014-07-20

Lankan boats get international exposure

Sri Lanka's boatbuilding capability for international markets will be further showcased when the Boat Show and Fisheries Exhibition 2014 will be held at the Dickowita Fisheries Harbour from 10-12 October.

Also coinciding with this event will be the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) regional parley, which will be held at the Pegasus Reef Hotel, also from 10-12 October. Both events will be hosted by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) in collaboration with the Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute (BTI) and the Building A Future (BAF) Foundation.

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