New course commissioned for construction in southern Sri Lanka


Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

A new golf course has been commissioned for construction in Sri Lanka.

China Harbor Engineering has signed a deal worth US$500 million to build a new course, as well as two hotels, near the town of Mattala.

Located in the south of the island, the new resort will be close to the Mattala International Airport, which opened for international flights earlier this year. The third international airport in the country, China Harbor Engineering built Mattala International at a cost of US$209 million, funded by the Chinese Government.

China Harbor Engineering is also building the port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka, which will become the largest port in south Asia by 2014. When completed, the port will be the biggest port constructed on land to date in the 21st century, and is further indication of the massive investment the Chinese government is making in this part of the world.

No architect has been named for the new project to date.