The committee, headed by Dominic Presentation, MLA, examined in detail the technical and financial issues delaying the development work.

The Legislative Committee on the Welfare of Fishermen and Allied Workers visited the Koyilandy harbour on Thursday to check the possibility of resuming the stalled development work in the area.

The committee, headed by Dominic Presentation, MLA, examined in detail the technical and financial issues delaying the development work and collected evidence from the local fishermen community.

After the visit, K. Dasan, MLA, one of the committee members, said they would hold a government-level meeting in Thiruvananthapuram on August 13 to find an immediate solution to the issue. “A major portion of the work is over now, but the opening of the harbour will be possible only after the completion of the pending work,” he said.

Mr. Dasan, who represents the Koyilandy Assembly constituency, said the State government was showing ‘total apathy’ to the fast realisation of the project. The State government could not show any concern on convincing the Union government on the timely revision of the estimate and sanction the additional funds required for the on-time completion of the project, he said.

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