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Environmental clearance: National Green Tribunal directed Government & VISL to file their replies on April 25

Posted on 15 Mar 2014

The environmental clearance given to the Rs.5,000-crore Vizhinjam sea port has come under the scanner of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), Southern Bench. Admitting an appeal that challenged the clearances given to the project, the tribunal...

5 Companies / consortia responded to the global tender floated by VISL

Posted on 10 Mar 2014

Five major port operating companies/consortia have responded to the global tender floated by Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) calling for Requests for Qualification (RFQ) to build the port superstructure and operate the proposed...

Last date for global tender extended to 4th February 2014

Posted on 07 Jan 2014

The government has extended the last date for submitting global tenders for the construction of infrastructure for the Vizhinjam international seaport. Ports Minister K.Babu informed the Assembly on Monday that the last date had been extended to...

No decision on Naval station at Vizhinjam

Posted on 23 Feb 2014

A waiting game on part of the officials of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is holding up a key project for the Navy and an economic win-win situation for Kerala. The Navy is keen to carve out a base with 500 m of berthing space within the...

Vizhinjam port work to start by 2014 end - Minister for Ports K. Babu

Posted on 09 Jan 2014

The government is optimistic about getting the Vizhinjam port work started by the end of this year, Minister for Ports K. Babu told the Assembly on Wednesday. He was responding to a calling attention motion moved by Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. The...

Environment clearance for Vizhinjam port project

Posted on 04 Jan 2014

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has accorded environmental and Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance to a Rs.5,000-crore deepwater container transshipment port to be set up at Vizhinjam, near here. The Ministry granted the...

New Bidding to be completed by April 2013

Posted on 06 Dec 2013

Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL), the State government agency that is implementing the proposed deepwater container transhipment port at Vizhinjam, hopes to complete the bidding process connected with the project by April, 2014, VISL...

Environment clearance for Vizhinjam Port

Posted on 04 Dec 2013

The Expert Appraisal Committee of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests for projects relating to infrastructure development and Coastal Regulation Zone has recommended the accordance of environmental clearance for the Rs.5,000-crore...

Excavations proves Vizhinjam as one of the earliest port towns, history dating back to 1st Century BC

Posted on 01 Aug 2013

Excavations by a team of archaeologists over three years have unearthed artefacts indicating that Vizhinjam, site for the proposed international container transhipment terminal, could have been one of the earliest port towns along the south Kerala...

Time frame is being set for each procedure for the Vizhinjam Port Project - Oommen Chandy

Posted on 26 Apr 2013

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that a time frame is being set for each procedure for the Vizhinjam International Seaport project. There is no question of more modifications to the port model. After inaugurating the long-awaited water...

Environmental Impact Assessment of the Vizhinjam port project faces a public hearing

Posted on 29 Jun 2013

As the draft report on the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Vizhinjam port project faces a public hearing on Saturday, environmentalists are not happy with the manner in which the report has projected the impact of the port on Vizhinjam. In...

Vizhinjam port Master plan released

Posted on 31 May 2013

The first stage of the Vizhinjam International Seaport will have berthing facilities not only for big container ships, but for the Indian Navy and the Coastguard, besides a cruise terminal, Ports Minister K. Babu has said. Addressing a press...

Kerala government to tender an apology to MoEF

Posted on 21 Nov 2013

The State government will tender an apology to the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for constructing a road for the proposed Vizhinjam port without clearance under the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) regulations. Complaints had gone...

Plot to ruin Vizhinjam project - M. Vijayakumar

Posted on 16 Nov 2013

M. Vijayakumar, former Minister, has urged the State government to act immediately on the report it has received from the Director General of Police informing that “a group of people from the State conspired with certain high officials in New...

Vizhinjam Motherport Action Samithi meets expert panel

Posted on 04 Nov 2013

Vizhinjam Motherport Action Samithi, a society campaigning for the container transhipment port proposed to be built at Vizhinjam near here, has contested the arguments of those who oppose the project citing its ‘unviability.’ In a statement...

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