Nod for Chilakoor harbour after PCB’s clearance: Babu

January 20, 2016 12:00 am | Updated September 23, 2016 01:47 am IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:

The government is hopeful of according administrative sanction to the proposed fishing harbour at Chilakoor in Varkala, Minister for Fisheries and Ports K. Babu has said.

The environmental impact study for the harbour was over and administrative sanction would be given once the Kerala State Pollution Control Board (PCB) gave its nod, the Minister said speaking after laying the foundation stone for the new academic block of Vettoor Government Higher Secondary School on Tuesday.

He said Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation Limited (KSCADC) was implementing five primary educational infrastructure projects of Rs.13.86 crore in the district. Of this, projects to the tune of Rs.70 lakh had already been completed.

He also laid the foundation stone for a school auditorium to be set up at Rs.55 lakh allocated from Varkala Kahar MLA’s local development fund and a new academic block under the Education Department.

The two-storey academic block estimated at Rs.207.28 lakh comes under the rural primary infrastructure project of NABARD for 2013 to 2015. The 687.2 square meter academic block will have five classrooms, one smart classroom, staff room, computer room and a library.

“The KSCADC is implementing 65 educational primary infrastructure projects estimated at Rs.70.70 crore across the State,” the Minister said.

The foundation stone for the sub-centre of KSCADC’s Vettoor Public Health Centre was laid by the Minister. The facilities at the 75.31 sq m sub-centre estimated at Rs.30 lakh will include a consulting room, injection room, and pharmacy.

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