Electric motor boats for Sri Lankan fishermen

Electric motor boats for Sri Lankan fishermen

Electric motor boats for Sri Lankan fishermen

Written by Teena Marian

02 Dec, 2022 | 6:15 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lanka's Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda said recently (29) that due to the fuel crisis, steps will be taken to introduce electric motor boats for fishermen from next year.

The Minister mentioned this at the meeting of the Ministerial Consultative Committee on fisheries in Parliament.

The minister pointed out that it is expected to introduce electric motor boats that can travel 100 kilometres using batteries and the cost is only 86 rupees per day to fishermen engaged in small-scale fishing.

The Minister also mentioned that attention has also been paid to providing electricity generation facilities through solar panels and wind turbines for boats using kerosene and diesel.

State Minister of Fisheries Piyal Nishantha, mentioned that a special mobile service is being implemented successfully by the ministry to solve the problems faced by the fishermen.

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