Coastal Management

Project : Hambantota Integrated Coastal Management Project

Client : Coast Conservation Department (CCD)

Donor : NORAD

HICZMP was to implement field measures and interventions to prevent degradation of natural and sensitive eco-systems in the coastal zone of Hambantota District. The project also established regulatory frame work for sustainable management of coastal zone by local authorities and communities. Under 3 interrelated sub projects, EML performed following activities: development of conceptual land-use plans; development of Environmental Guidelines; establishment of mangrove nurseries and ; development of measures to prevent further resource degradation; Implementation of mitigatory action plans for the prevention of pollution of selected areas; Resource inventory/assessment; and awareness/ training programmes for stakeholders.

Project : Mangrove Management Plans for Mangrove Areas Associated with Negombo, Chilaw and Puttalam Lagoons

Client : FAO

Donor : FAO

The project is under the Regional Fisheries Livelihood Project (RFLP) which promotes improved habitat management through greater community participation. The activities included awareness programs and implementation strategies for community participation in the utilization, conservation, and rehabilitation of mangrove ecosystems. Series of training and education programs were implemented including continuous monitoring and adaptation of management plan.

Project : Feasibility Studies for the Development of Three Fisheries Harbours

Client : NIRAS A/S, MTHojgaard A/S, Denmark

Donor : MTHojgaard / Danish Developments Fund

These harbors in Gurunagar-Jaffna, Silawathura – Mannar , and Gandara – Matara were to be developed to serve deep sea going vessels (Long Liners) and to be equipped with modern shore infrastructure facilities including quay walls, auction halls, slipways, fuel and water facilities, ice production and storage facilities, administrative buildings, etc. EML conducted Pre-feasibility assessments, consultations with stakeholders including line ministries and authorities; MFARD, CFHC.
Carryout hydro-graphic surveys, Geo-technical investigations, environmental parameters (water and sediment quality, etc and development of designs and harbor layouts, including breakwater sections.


Project : Master Plan for Cochin Fisheries Harbor Kerala, India

Client : Cochin Port Trust, Kerala, India

Donor : Government of India

The project envisages review off current harbor operations, identify required improvements , review adequacy of the marine and shore infrastructure to cater the fisher community and fish. Project outputs include a Zoning Plan for the land use, detailed Land Use Plan, Action Plan to implement the identified business activities, and a report on critical evaluation of adequacy of shore infrastructure, and current operational efficiency level. EML provided technical expertise in: stake holder consultations; environmental aspects, preparation of zoning plans, and an action plan.


Project : Anchorage Facilities at Kalametiya Lagoon

Donor : CEYNOR

Client : CEYNOR

Kalametiya is a long established fishery landing site located in Hambantota district approximately midway between the towns of Tangalle and Hambantota. The development of the lagoon as a fishing landing site has been a long felt need considering its natural protection and deep basin.

The main objectives of this project are: design off shore and shore facilities for safe navigation and year round access by providing suitable marine structures. EML was assigned to conduct preliminary investigations, socio-economic surveys, address environmental concerns and detailed designs and cost estimates of the proposed improvements including construction supervision.


Project : Trincomalee Master Plan Integrated Urban Development Plan - Trincomalee District

Client : Urban Development Authority

Donor : International Development Association (IDA)

Prepared an Integrated Urban Development Plan for the Trincomalee District for future development. A comprehensive analytical framework and justification, to a level adequate for implementation by the Urban Development Authority (UDA), Local Authorities, relevant Institutions and other stakeholders.

The integrated plan included the recommended policies and strategies for the utilization of the land resources within the area derived on a rational basis to achieve the objectives.