Transport and I & PR Minister Perni Venkataramaiah officially inaugurated the second phase of the development of the Gilakaladindi fishing port in the district and unveiled a plaque on Sunday. Work will begin at ₹ 348 crore.
The dredging work that has now begun would remove 10.50 lakh cubic meters of sand, up to 14 feet deep, in the sea, which would be helpful in fishing for the next 50 years.
On that occasion, Mr. Venkataramaiah said that the fishing-dependent community has been requesting dredging in the sea since 2009. He said 10 fishing ports across the state are being developed with support from central and state governments.
Mr. Venkataramaiah said a 790-meter wall would be built to allow 500 fishing boats to be guarded at the same time. The work will be completed in the next two years, he added.