3rd phase of Malpe harbour to be ready by month-end

Our Bureau Mangaluru | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on April 25, 2016

Work on the third phase expansion of Malpe fisheries harbour will be completed by April-end, according to Pramod Madhwaraj, MLA from Udupi.

Reviewing the third phase work of the harbour at Malpe in Udupi district on Monday, he said the work has been taken up at a cost of ₹49.9 crore.

As of now, around 1,400 mechanised fishing boats are berthed in the existing phase. The third phase expansion will help berth around 500 boats.

To accommodate more boats, a proposal has been submitted to the Chief Minister to set up a fisheries jetty at Padukere in the district at a cost of ₹19 crore, he said.

As part of the third phase work, a slipway is being built at the harbour. The slipway, which can accommodate 13 boats, is capable of lifting boats of up to 60 tonnes. (Slipway is used for building and repairing the boat, and for moving it to and from water).

An amount of ₹25 lakh has been released for the construction of a concrete road in third phase expansion of the harbour, Madhwaraj said.

Tender has been awarded for dredging activities at the harbour. The draught of the harbour will be increased by 3 metres after removing the silt as part of this dredging, he said. The dredged material will be disposed of 10 km away in the sea. The dredging activities would be completed in six months, he added.

Published on April 25, 2016
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