Central Govt to hold review meeting on Port development: Suresh Kumar

1:01 PM, Sunday, August 8th, 2010
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Mangalore : Suresh Kumar, Deputy Director of the Department of Fisheries at a review meeting held DC office on Aug 7, Saturday said that the Central Government has been sent the proposal of Rs.134.77 crore for the development of the fishing ports in Malpe, Honnavar and Mangalore.

He also said that officials of the Centre will review this proposal in a meeting to be held in New Delhi on August 18 based on the proposal Rs. 57.6 crore for the phase III development work in old fisheries port of Mangalore, Rs.32.17 crore for the development of Malpe fisheries port and Rs.45 crore for the development of Honnavar fisheries port.

Various representatives of the fishermen community of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts, public representatives and the officials of the department of fisheries participated in the review meeting.

The State Environmental Science and Environmental Board have also given the approval for the III phase of extension work at Malpe port.

Demanding the immediate c construction of a new port in Baputhota, Vasudev, a leader of fisheries community said that there is shortage of anchoring space for boats in a systematic way.

MLA Yogish Bhat, Coastal Development Authority president Nagaraj Shetty and Prabha Shankar, HQA were present.


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