Green Nod for Vizhinjam Port

6th December, 2013    comments

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An expert panel of the environment ministry on Tuesday recommended environmental/CRZ clearance for the first phase of the Rs 5, 000 crore Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited project.

“The environment clearance has been a dream come true for all Keralites who have been wishing for the state’s development,” K Babu, state ports and excise minister, said.

The decision was taken by the environment and forests ministry’s expert appraisal committee.

Babu said that the Vizhinjam project will act as an international transhipment hub. “None of the other ports in the country has this capability and we will in fact be competing with not Tuticorin or Mangalore but with Colombo port. We expect Vizhinjam port to be completed within four years,” he said.