Southern sea explored for minerals

Southern sea explored for minerals

Southern sea explored for minerals

Written by Staff Writer

22 Feb, 2019 | 12:02 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Petroleum Resources Development Bureau states that exploration for mineral resources was conducted in the Southern coastal line following the successful mineral exploration in Mannar basin recently.

Director of the Bureau, Vajira Dasanayake stressed the exploration was conducted at a linear distance of 600 Km2 in the Southern sea. He noted the data obtained from the exploration is now under analysis.

According to Dasanayake, tenders have been called to begin excavations in the M-02 sector of the Mannar basin which is identified to contain natural gas.

He said nine companies have so far obtained applications for tenders and accepting of tender is to conclude on the 7th of May.

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