THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The renovated fisheries harbour at Vizhinjam is expected to be commissioned in a year, Ports Minister K Babu informed the Assembly on Monday. The government has sanctioned Rs 7.37 crore for dredging the harbour basin, constructing a compound wall and protecting a number of graves on this site. These works are to be undertaken as part of the corporate social responsibility activities related to the Vizhinjam seaport project.
The UDF government has so far spent Rs 33.22 lakh on the renovation project, Babu said. The amount had been sanctioned on September 25 for the ''final stage'' development of the harbour. Of the Rs 7.37 crore, Rs 2.68 crore will be spent on protecting the graves, Rs 2.79 crore on dredging and Rs 1.90 crore on constructing the wall.