Hyderabad-based MRKR Constructions and Industries is expected to begin construction of the proposed fishing port in Ameenabad on the Uppada coast of East Godavari district in April.
“The company will start dredging the project site in April,” said P. Koteswara Rao, Joint Director of the Fisheries Department (East Godavari) The Hindu.
The Department of Fisheries proposed the port in survey No. 74-82 to facilitate the mooring of 2,500 boats and the handling of 1.10 lakh tons of fish per year. According to the project draft, the port will have a 1.5 km long training wall. WAPCOS carried out the topography and subsurface surveys, and Madras University carried out the HTL (High Tide Level) survey.
The state government will contribute £ 20.04 billion of the total project cost of £ 350.44 billion, while £ 330 billion from the Center will come from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) and NABARD Infrastructure Development Assistance NIDA).
Andhra Pradesh Maritime Board (Kakinada) port commissioner GV Raghava Rao said an agreement was signed with MRKR on March 18 to narrow the fishing port. The project design and other technical parameters have yet to be received from the company. ” he said.
Regarding the agreement with the MRKR, Mr Raghava Rao said that a target had been set to complete the construction of the fishing port within 24 months of the start of work.
In November 2020, Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy laid the foundation stone for the port of Ameenabad in a virtual meeting.