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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...

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...

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