The construction of the fisheries heritage village proposed to be developed at Poyya near Kodungallur will be inaugurated on February 4.

A high level conference of officials and people’s representatives convened by the Fisheries and Ports Minister K. Babu here on Wednesday decided to complete the work in three phases over three years. The total outlay for the first phase would be Rs. 15 crore.

The conference decided to entrust the preparation of blue print for the project to architect Sankar. The village will be developed in 100 acres belonging to the Poyya farm under the Fisheries Department.

The village is envisaged with a view to develop inland fisheries and to impart training in traditional fishing methods. It will have an extension centre, an aquarium, a food stall serving fish based menus, a biodiversity park with mangroves and eco-friendly habitats. This was the first time that such a village is being developed in the country, an official release said.