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Government published the draft concession agreement to be inked with the port operator

Posted on 27 May 2015

As a prelude to the all-party meeting convened on June 3, the government on Tuesday published the draft concession agreement to be inked with the port operator and other documents related to the Vizhinjam International Deep water Multi-Purpose...

M. Vijayakumar accused the State government of being party to a conspiracy by an international ports lobby and the Planning Commission against the Vizhinjam Project

Posted on 15 Mar 2013

Former Ports Minister M. Vijayakumar has accused the State government of being party to a conspiracy by an international ports lobby and the Planning Commission against the Vizhinjam international deep-water multipurpose seaport project. Addressing...

Mr. Gadkari has given me an assurance that cabotage law will be relaxed - Chief Minister Oommen Chandy

Posted on 04 Mar 2015

Hopes of the Vizhinjam international multi-purpose seaport project taking off have brightened with Union Minister for Road Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday assuring Chief Minister Oommen Chandy of relaxation in cabotage law. ...

No bids for Vizhinjam port

Posted on 20 Feb 2015

The last day for furnishing bids for the Vizhinjam international port and transhipment terminal near here saw no response in what was a keenly awaited closure for the Rs. 4,089-crore project. Vizhinam International Seaport Ltd, the special...

CM Oommen Chandy in Delhi on Vizhinjam mission, to meet PM

Posted on 03 Mar 2015

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Tuesday to seek relaxation in cabotage law to woo port operating companies and consortia to the Vizhinjam international multi-purpose seaport project. The...

Suresh Gopi inaugurated a ‘head-shaving function,’ organised by the VMAC

Posted on 13 Dec 2014

Actor Suresh Gopi inaugurated a ‘head-shaving function,’ organised by the Vizhinjam Motherport Action Council (V-Mac), in front of the Secretariat here on Sunday. Around 100 people took part in the protest aimed at ‘prompting the State...

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report by December 2014

Posted on 28 Nov 2014

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report on the Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd. (VISL) project is expected to be published by December, after which public hearings will be conducted and a detailed report will be submitted to the Centre,...

Rs 800 crore Viability gap funding for Vizhinjam port project

Posted on 30 Oct 2014

The Vizhinjam international seaport and container transshipment terminal project has cleared another hurdle with the Union government recommending it for viability gap funding. A.S. Suresh Babu, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of...

VISL submits an application to NGT demanding cross-examination of a petitioner

Posted on 23 Sep 2014

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday issued notice to respondents in the case challenging the granting of environmental clearance to the Vizhinjam Port after an application was filed by the project proponents. Vizhinjam International...

Dept of Ports to make Vizhinjam a bunkering port

Posted on 16 Oct 2014

The Department of Ports is gearing up to make Vizhinjam a bunkering port to tap the potential of the business in view of proximity to the international sea routes and the East-West Shipping Axis. The procedures to extend bunkering services...

Ministry of Environment and Forests appealed to dismiss the application challenging EC

Posted on 11 Sep 2014

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) in its fresh counter affidavit before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday said that Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd (VISL) in Kerala was cleared after following all due procedure...

SC refused to stay any order or prohibit the NGT from proceeding

Posted on 06 Sep 2014

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to restrain the National Green Tribunal (NGT) from hearing further the dispute over the environmental clearance given to the Rs 6,000-crore Vizhinjam port project, a multipurpose deepwater trans-shipment port in...

Kerala government goes to SC against NGT's order

Posted on 23 Aug 2014

The Supreme Court on Friday decided to examine an appeal filed by the Kerala government against a decision of the Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to judicially review the multi-crore Vizhinjam port project, a multipurpose...

Vizhinjam-Kovalam sector “outstanding natural beauty” - NGT's order may affect port project

Posted on 18 Jul 2014

Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday decided to review the constitutionality of a 2011 Coastal Regulation Zone notification which exempted coastal areas of “outstanding natural beauty” such as the Vizhinjam-Kovalam...

Vizhinjam port to become a mega container port / Advantage over Colombo

Posted on 13 Jan 2014

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests is reported to have given the mandatory environment and coastal zone clearance for the Vizhinjam International Sea Port project in Kerala last month. The project, envisaging an outlay of Rs. 4,010...

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