Even as the Kerala Government is steeped in Deep sea controversy over proposed project handing over deep sea to an International firm, State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan asserted that the Left government will not deviate from its fisheries and deep sea policy. The government always stood with the fishermen, he said while inaugurating projects worth Rs 34.17 crore in the harbour sector.
The Chief Minister pointed out that the government had a clear vision on deep-sea fishing. Vijayan said that the government was not going after allegations but was focussing on implementing development activities. The CM said that the government achieved comprehensive development by adopting an alternative approach to globalisation. This was based on universal as well on social justice.
As part of the development of Beypore port, he said that 3.85 acres of land was acquired at a cost of Rs 28 crore. A permanent electronic data interface of Rs 32 lakh set up at Thankasery Port, Kollam will facilitate movement of cargo of foreign vessels, he said.
A Mechanical Engineering Workshop was constructed at a cost of Rs 239 crore for the maintenango waua vehicles The Alappuzha Maritime Training Center, built at a cost of 1.21 crore, will provide training to tourist boats and fishermen on various licenses. The Chief Minister also inaugurated Crew Changing Facilitation Center at Vizhinjam.