THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Amid controversies surrounding the Vizhinjam international terminal project, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has pitched in for the mega project stating that if not now, Kerala’s dream project may never materialise.
In his Facebook post, Chandy pointed fingers at external forces acting against the project and vowed that the UDF Government will make the Vizhinjam project a reality.
If Vizhinjam was not in Kerala, it would have become an international terminal 25 years ago itself, he said. Chandy pointed out that it is the second opportunity he gets for Vizhinjam.
“In 2004-06, when I was the Chief Minister, the activities initiated by my predecessor A K Antony was completed and the project reached the final phase. Even sanction was sought for laying the foundation stone. However it didn’t materialise due to participation of Chinese company,” Chandy said. The Chief Minister said this time the UDF Government was successful in taking the project to its final phase during its four-year rule. “Protecting state’s interests, Kerala’s dream project will be made reality in a transparent manner. If not now, it may never happen. Studies in some other regions point to this fact. That time the smile will be on some other faces. Those who are waiting for a chance would cash in on the opportunity.
The UDF Government is not ready to pave the way for them,” says the Facebook post.