Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan will inaugurate the fishing harbour of Ponnani on Friday evening.

The harbour will provide facility for 350 motorised fishing vessels and 1,250 traditional boats.

Minister for Fisheries S. Sarma will preside over the inaugural function. Minister for Local Administration Paloli Mohammed Kutty will inaugurate the public meeting. E.T. Mohammed Basheer, MP, will be the chief guest. N. Mohan Kumar, chief engineer of Harbour Engineering Department, will present a report.

As many as 6,500 fishermen will be directly benefited from the harbour.

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