Special Correspondent

Thiruvananthapuram: The Federation of Residents Associations, Thiruvananthapuram, (FRAT) has appealed to the Central government to give green signal for the construction of the proposed ship-building yard at Poovar here. A press note quoting FRAT president Sasidharan Nair and general secretary G. Ravindran Nair said studies by experts had recommended Poovar as the ideal location for a ship-building yard. “Even though the project was finalised, the Centre is yet to clear it.”

The association has sent fax messages to the Prime Minister; Defence Minister; Secretary, Shipping; and State Minister for Ports M. Vijayakumar seeking their intervention.