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Flash-News: Engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) bids for Vizhinjam Port

Land to be acquired for Vizhinjam rail link .The State government has initiated measures to acquire 48 hectares of land for laying a rail link from Vizhinjam to Neyyattinkara.

Vizhinjam terminal in 3 years: Minister M. Vijayakumar
Trivandrum, 07-09-07: Work on the first phase of the Vizhinjam international container transhipment terminal will be completed in three years, Law Minister M. Vijayakumar has said. Read more>>
T'puram, 26-02-2007: "Proposed international deepwater container terminal at Vizhinjam would become a reality this year" - Law & Port Minister M Vijayakumar. Read more>>
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Government plan to start work by december 2008!!! by m-united


FRAT has a stupendous role to play ! by thlawrence


Colachel or Vizhinjam ::The Early Bird Catches The Worm by allsspam


Vizhinjam-Supporting infrastructure needed by bv1234


VIZHINJAM: Planning the Project-and online monitoring by aprasad


04-03-2015 :Mr. Gadkari has given me an assurance that cabotage law will be relaxed - Chief Minister Oommen Chandy


03-03-2015 :CM Oommen Chandy in Delhi on Vizhinjam mission, to meet PM


20-02-2015 :No bids for Vizhinjam port


13-12-2014 :Suresh Gopi inaugurated a ‘head-shaving function,’ organised by the VMAC


28-11-2014 :Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report by December 2014


30-10-2014 :Rs 800 crore Viability gap funding for Vizhinjam port project


16-10-2014 :Dept of Ports to make Vizhinjam a bunkering port


23-09-2014 :VISL submits an application to NGT demanding cross-examination of a petitioner

 Vizhinjam is a coastal Town in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) District of Kerala state, South India.Vizhinjam, ‘Port of the Future’ is located at 8021’N and 770 0’ E on the west coast of India and has a number of inherent strength as a port. The Port is merely a 10 NM diversion from international east-west shipping route and is also close to national/regional road and rail network.  The sea is 23 to 27 metres deep at the proposed site. This would facilitate berthing of large container ships. As India now did not have ports that deep, goods were being transported on smaller ships to India. The port is supposed to be 150 metres in width.


       About 250-275 hectares (600 to 700 acres) would be made available through reclamation of the sea. The port would have two breakwaters of 1.5 km and 6 km with harbour basin and wharfs. There would be about 30 berths, most of which would be capable of handling Mother Vessels. There was high potential for a new port as India needs additional capacity in the coming years. Thus Vizhinjam port has very high importance from this point of view. The port handling capacity is envisaged to be 4.1 million TEU/annum at the completion of the Project and would cater to 12000 TEU vessels

Gods Own Country - Tourism

Kerala 'Gods Own Country' Nestled lovingly within the lap of nature, bedecked by the Western Ghats and more essentially by the backwaters and crisscrossing rivers that make the lifeblood of its history, culture and heritage. A long shoreline, with internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage make this district a much sought after tourist destination.

Trivandrum, the capital of the Kerala and the headquarters of the district, is well connected by air, rail and road. Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple, the Kanakakkunnu Palace, the Observatory, the Science and Technology Museum, the Government Secretariat, the Kowdiar Palace, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, the Tagore Centenary theatre the museum , Kovalam beach, Vizhinjam harbor and zoo are some of the tourist attractions in the city. Sree Chitra Art Gallery with its rich collection of exquisite paintings, is another attraction.

Kerala is one of the Ten Paradises of the World "National Geographic Traveller".

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