Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Vizhinjam gets Union Cabinet Clearance

Kerala's largest and most important infrastructure project has cleared its final hurdle with the Union Cabinet giving the go-ahead at its special session today. With this, the project is all set to roll, and the Govt. will be shortly signing the agreement to develop the Rs 8000 Crore port with the Lanco-led international consortium. (Read the news here and here.)

India's deepest port is due to start construction in a year's time and the first phase is to be completed in 2012-13. Meanwhile, the CM is convening a high-level meeting to resolve issues with the acquisition of the 1088 hectares which will form the Port Zone, supporting the 6.5 million TEU container transshipment terminal.

4 comments:

  1. Probably the best news ever for Trivandrum.

    Awaiting the foundation stone laying!

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  2. ajay,
    this is really great news, so major obstacles are over, right?

    interestingly i found that this news was also posted on a Pakistani newspaper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    what do they have to do with vizhinjam, or probably they are closely looking at India.

    check the link
    http://www.sindhtoday.net/south-asia/21453.htm

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  3. Let's hope the project moves ahead without any hitch.

    This will surely usher in a new era in the development of Trivandrum and make amends for the neglect that the city received since the formation of Kerala state.

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  4. Great news indeed..

    Awaiting for the foundation laying :)

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Thanks for your comment, I will take a look at it and put it up at the earliest.