Kollam, August 19: Minister for Ports, Fisheries and Excise Shri K Babu inaugurated a renovation work on the four-decade-old sea wall in northern Neendakara of this district as part of the government’s Rs 10.90-crore coastal reinforcement project under the Kerala State Harbour Engineering Department.
Shri Babu also undertook the stone-laying on a new building for the Neendakara Taluk Hospital being constructed under the Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation (KSCADC). The two-storey building, estimated at Rs 1.90 crore, is being set up under the Nabard Rural Infrastructure Development Fund.
“The government has development projects worth Rs 32.15 crore in Kollam district, as part of the overall coastal development programme in the state,” said Shri Babu. “Projects worth Rs 86.15 lakh have been completed and projects for Rs 28.67 crore are in various stages of completion.”
A blueprint for a modern fish market for Vilakudy in the northern part of the district has been forwarded for approval to the National Fisheries Development Board, the Minister revealed.
The inaugural function, which was held at the Neendakara St Sebastian parish hall, was attended by Labour and Skills Development Minister Shri Shibu Baby John, Kollam MP Shri N K Premachandran, Kollam District Panchayat President Shri S Jayamohan, Chavara Block Panchayat President Shri Chavara Harish Kumar, KSCADC General Manager Smt K M Lethy, Director board member Shri Anil B Kallathil, and Kollam Fisheries Deputy Director Shri C T Sureshkumar.
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