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TAKING STOCK: Minister for Fisheries S. Sarma inspectiing the wharf of the cargo port in Kollam on Wednesday.
TAKING STOCK: Minister for Fisheries S. Sarma inspectiing the wharf of the cargo port in Kollam on Wednesday.

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Dredging to begin at Kollam port on November 27

KOLLAM: Minister for Fisheries S. Sarma has said that the State Government has made an allocation of Rs.8 crore for reviving the Paravur-Tangasseri coastal road.

Talking to press persons after inspecting the wharf of the upcoming cargo port here on Wednesday, he said administrative sanction for the road will be given by December 15.

The Minister said dredging will commence at the Kollam port area from November 27. For the purpose, an allocation of Rs.68 lakh has been made. An auction hall will come up at the port complex at a cost of Rs.20 lakh. For the installation of crane at the wharf, an allocation of Rs.2 crore has been made. Rs.1 crore has been allocated for constructing the approach road to the wharf.

In connection with improving the infrastructure of the port, an allocation of Rs.50 lakh has been made for developing the road from Pallithottam to Lakshmithope. The road will be tendered on December 6. An allocation of Rs.29 lakh will be made for the construction of a godown at the port complex.

The proposal in this connection has already been submitted, he said. The date for commissioning of the port will be announced after consulting the departments concerned. Labour Minister P.K. Gurudasan, Mayor N. Padmalochanan, Collector B. Srinivas and Harbour Engineering Department Chief Engineer P.I. Shiekh Pareed were present.

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