Ameenabada fishing harbour to be ready by March, 2023
Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent
This was stated on Thursday by the special principal secretary to fisheries department Poonam Malakondaiah
Nearly 50,000 fishermen families would get different services from the harbour. (Representational Image/ DC File)
Kakinada: Fishing harbour works taken up with an outlay of Rs 422 crore and a capacity of 2,500 berths at Aminabada in U Kothapalli mandal of East Godavari district would be completed by March, 2023.
This was stated on Thursday by the special principal secretary to fisheries department Poonam Malakondaiah. She along with state civil supplies corporation vice chairman and managing director Veera Pandyan, Kakinada MP Vanga Gita, fisheries commissioner Kannababu, collector Harikiran, joint collector Sumit and others visited Aminabada fishing harbor to inspect the works.
She said that jetties, fish handling, auction hall, tuna fish handling centre, packing unit, fish drying yard, fisheries training center, mending shed for nets, boat repair center, ice plant, cold storage etc are being constructed at the harbour.
The berthing facility would be completed by August/September-2022. Many aqua hubs will come up in the state soon and the fish products, in particular dry-fish, would be exported to aqua hubs. Nearly 50,000 fishermen families would get different services from the harbour, she said.
Poonam also visited the Jamdani saree manufacturing units and took darshan at the Lord Kukkuteswara Swamy temple in Pithapuram.
Later, she along with agriculture minister Kannababu visited another harbour at Vakalapudi in Kakinada Rural mandal of East Godavari, built at a cost of Rs 10 crore.
Kannababu said the state government was taking up several activities for the welfare and the benefit of fishermen. "Fishermen can do marketing of their fish catch without the intervention of mediators," he said.
Fisheries joint director Srinivasa Rao, deputy director Satyanarayana and agriculture joint director Vijaya Kumar were also present.