Construction works resumes on Vizhinjam transhipment terminal

Construction work on Phase-I of the Vizhinjam international container transhipment terminal project was resumed on December 8, 2022. Around 75 per cent of the total work on the port has been completed. However, work on the breakwater is far from over. Only 1.4 km of the total 3.1 km has been completed so far. In addition, only 33 per cent of the dredging is over. Only after the completion of the breakwater work can the remaining dredging, reclamation of sea and container berth work be resumed. The project involves the construction of a greenfield, deep water international container trans-shipment terminal at Vizhinjam in Kerala on a design, build, finance, operate and transfer basis for a concession period of 40 years.