Visakhapatnam Fishing Harbour to get modern market amenities

The government has decided to construct a modern fish market at the fishing harbour at a cost of `2.75 crore.

Published: 05th September 2016 06:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2016 06:19 AM   |  A+A-


VISAKHAPATNAM: The government has decided to construct a modern fish market at the fishing harbour at a cost of `2.75 crore. The state government has released 30 per cent funds from special development funds, National Fish Development Board 40 per cent and Tata Trust contributed 30 per cent funds to construct the fish market.

The Visakhapatnam Fishing Harbour has been exporting 1.15 lakh tonnes of the sea food. However, the existing fish market which was constructed decades ago was not developed  properly. The government has proposed to reconstruct the entire market with modern facilities in an extent of 2,200 sq.ft.

Collector Pravin Kumar along with the officials of fisheries and engineering wing  visited the harbour on Sunday. He enquired about the dependents of the fishermen and their families on the market. On the occasion, the collector informed the officials that he would discuss with the chairman of Visakhapatnam Port Trust for allotment of the land to develop the modern fish market. The collector directed the officials to complete the formalities to invite tenders for the modern fish market.


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