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KSCZMA finds violations along Vizhinjam coast

Posted on 30 Oct 2013

An expert committee constituted by the Kerala State Coastal Zone Management Authority (KSCZMA) has detected major violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms on the Mulloor-Pulinkudi stretch of the Thiruvananthapuram coast. Most of the...

Defence Ministry approval for Vizhinjam port

Posted on 15 Nov 2012

The multi-thousand-crore Vizhinjam deepwater port and international container transhipment terminal project crossed a major milestone, with the two bidder consortiums getting the all-clear from the Union Ministry of Defence. Earlier, the...

Travel Agencies of Europe has urged Kerala Tourism to realocate Port

Posted on 01 Apr 2013

The Association of Tour Operators and Travel Agencies of Europe has urged Kerala Tourism to intervene to get the International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vizhinjam relocated for the benefit of tourism industry. Besides...

Vizhinjam port work to start by year-end

Posted on 18 Apr 2013

The work on the Rs.4,000-crore Vizhinjam International Deepwater Multipurpose Seaport in Thiruvananthapuram is likely to start by the end of the year or early 2014, the State government has said. “We are almost through with the...

Ports lobby conspiring against Vizhinjam project: Vijayakumar

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 deepwater multipurpose seaport...

Vizhinjam seaport project is on track: Minister for Ports K. Babu

Posted on 26 Oct 2012

Minister for Ports K. Babu has said that the draft report of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) study for the Vizhinjam international seaport project will be published and submitted for public hearing by December. Addressing reporters...

All-party meet to discuss Vizhinjam Port

Posted on 25 Oct 2012

The district committee of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) has urged Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to convene an all-party meeting to discuss issues relating to the setting up of the Vizhinjam port. In a memorandum submitted to Mr. Chandy here on...

International Finance Corporation (IFC) meeting with Vizhinjam project stakeholders

Posted on 26 Sep 2012

Top specialists of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) had a meeting with Vizhinjam project stakeholders here on Tuesday to assure them that the environmental impact assessment study being done for the project would conform to the...

Vizhinjam port will be a reality, says K. Babu

Posted on 21 Aug 2012

Ports Minister K. Babu has said that the State government will not allow any move to scuttle the Vizhinjam port project to succeed. At a function organised by the Federation of Residents’ Association, Thiruvananthapuram here on Monday, Mr. Babu...

Kerala Govt to re-tender Vizhinjam port

Posted on 01 Aug 2012

The Kerala Government Cabinet, on Wednesday, decided not to accept the tender of Welspun-led consortium for the port operator contract of the Vizhinjam International Container Transhipment Project. The contract will be re-tendered after...

VISL to hold negotiations with Welspun today

Posted on 04 Jul 2012

Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) will hold negotiations with Welspun Infratech Limited (India) on Wednesday on the question whether the consortium led by it could scale down its bid for taking up the port operator’s role at the...

Cruise terminal for Vizhinjam

Posted on 03 Jul 2012

A cruise terminal for luxury liners too may become part of the master plan for the proposed port at Vizhinjam, hitherto conceived only as a container transhipment facility. AECOM, technical consultant for the EPC (engineering, procurement and...

GVK Industries to bid if Vizhinjam project goes for re-tender

Posted on 25 Jun 2012

GVK Industries would be open to evaluating the opportunity if proposed Vizhinjam port project were to go for a re-tender. “We would be interested in a port project on the west coast of India,” Mr G.V. Sanjay Reddy, Vice-Chairman - GVK...

Vizhinjam Project to be delayed further with the Kerala Government’s new decision.

Posted on 25 Mar 2012

The Rs 4,010-crore Vinzhinjam Seaport Project is set to be delayed further with the Government deciding to renegotiate the financial bid put up by the sole bidder Welspun Infratech-led consortium that has sought an upfront grant of Rs 480 crore...

HUDCO to assist VISL with Rs.500 crore

Posted on 17 May 2012

A team of officials from Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) visited the site proposed for the Vizhinjam International Seaport near here on Thursday, preparatory to submitting a proposal before the company's board for supporting...

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