The Lakshadweep Development Corporation (LDC) and the Port Department of the State has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the construction of a Rs. 20 crore dedicated berth for Laskadweep at the Beypore Port here on Monday.

The MoU was signed by Jacob Thomas, Director of Ports, and Lakshadweep Collector and Development Commissioner N.Vasantha Kumar in the presence of the Port Minister V. Surendran Pillai at a function presided by Industry Minister Elamaram Karim at the Port premises here.

The proposed 200 metre dedicated wharf, once completed, is expected to ease out many a travelling woe of passengers from Lakshadweep to the mainland and back besides finding a way out for the lack of facilities for cargo ships to the islands.