Vizhinjam Port Development in Trivandrum, Kerala

The Vizhinjam project - the largest in Kerala and one of the largest in the country which has been in the discussion for almost two decades - finally got the much needed approval by the central government. The ultimate approval of the ministry of shipping has come after the ministries of home affairs, defense, environment and foreign affairs have cleared the proposal. The project, to be launched in Vizhinjam is near to Kovalam, a internationally renowned tourist destination. The vizhinjam project is proposed to complete in two phases. Government of kerala will invest Rs.1.6 billion to install basic infrastructure such as water, electricity, ways of railways and roads etc. On completion of the vizhinjam port project, the port will be equipped to handle more than four million containers annually. The project is also expected to create 5,000 direct jobs and 150,000 indirect.

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