The Kerala government is delaying work on the Azhikkal Port in Kannur district as it did not receive sufficient bids for the work. The Kerala State Planning Board and the Finance Department is not ready to give its nod to the project without sufficient bidders. Now the government has decided to re-tender the project.
Kerala Minister for Ports K Babu said this and added that the Planning Board and the Finance Department had raised their objections as the ABG Group was the only bidder.
The dredging of the basin of the Mappila Bay fishing harbour in Kannur secured the nod from the Department of Finance of the Central government, the Minister said. The fishing harbour was being affected by certain design flaws.
The Minister added that the Pune-based Central Water and Power Research Station had conducted a study on the harbor. A project report would be made on the basis of the study.
Kerala government had approved Rs 15 crore for the Kannur-Muzhappilangad road and the tender process would begin shortly, he added.