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Seafood export is now recognized as a major avenue for export earnings. In order to meet international standards, it is imperative to have world class fishing harbours. Kanniyakumari stands to gain with a number of fishing harbour works in progress .
Fishing Harbour at Colachel
Government of India have accorded administrative approval for the construction of Fishing Harbour at Colachel in Kanniyakumari District at an estimated cost of Rs.27.10 crore and the Government have so far released Rs.19.12 crore towards Central and State share in four instalments. The construction of Eastern and Western breakwaters and its approaches to Colachel fishing harbour was taken up in the first phase.
Fishing Harbour at Thengapattinam
An Administrative approval has been accorded by the Government of India for the construction of Fishing Harbour at Thengapattinam in Kanniyakumari District at an estimated cost of Rs.40 crore. A sum of Rs.30.crore towards Central and State share has been released in three instalments for implementing the Project. The construction of main breakwater has been completed partially up to 530 m. against 580 m. envisaged and Leeward breakwater has been constructed partially upto 105 m. against 120 m.
Fishing Harbour under “BOT’’ (Build, Operate & Transfer) System at Muttom
The Government have a accorded permission for the construction of Fishing Harbour at Muttom in Kanniyakumari District under “BOT” (Build, Operate and Transfer) System. The total cost of the project is Rs.53.92 crore. The concessionaire Viz. M/s Jeppiaar Fishing Harbour Muttom Pvt. Ltd has so far spent Rs.34 crore for the project.
Similarly Fishing Harbour works under the BOOT(Build, Own,Operate and Transfer) system is underway at Rajakkamangalam and Manakudy.