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Old July 10th, 2010, 11:28 AM   #901
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Logical points indeed .

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Kerala is no longer calling the proposed terminal at Vizhinjam a full-fledged container trans-shipment port. Dropping the tag, the state hopes, will help it find a private investor for the Rs5,000 crore project in its fourth attempt since 2003.

The Kerala government on Monday invited initial bids, or so-called expressions of interest, from private firms for developing a multi-purpose port at Vizhinjam near state capital Thiruvananthapuram.

The port will have the capacity to load 2.4 million standard cargo containers—less than half the earlier planned 5.3 million containers—and 1.8 million tonnes (mt) of bulk or general cargo a year, and host cruise ships. Kovalam beach, a major tourist destination, is just 2km from Vizhinjam.

Firms have until 12 August to submit their qualification documents.

In the previous three attempts, the focus was on developing Vizhinjam into a container trans-shipment port, allowing large ships to call. Smaller container ships from regional ports use trans-shipment ports to load or unload cargo to or from larger ships onward to their final destinations.

Experts say Vizhinjam, with a natural water depth of 18-22m, does not need maintenance dredging and has the potential to become India’s deepest port, allowing ultra-large ships to call, including those with a capacity to carry 12,000 standard containers. It also helps that the port would be within 10 nautical miles of the east-west international maritime route.

But by the time it is ready in three-four years, it would have competition from India’s first container trans-shipment terminal at Vallarpadam in the Union government-owned Cochin port, which is scheduled to open in September.

Experts say there is not much scope for a second container trans-shipment terminal in India a few nautical miles apart, and hence the move to give Vizhinjam port a multipurpose tag.

An executive at International Finance Corp. (IFC), which has been hired as the lead adviser for designing and implementing the transaction for the Vizhinjam port, directed queries to Sanjeev Kaushik, chief executive of Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd and secretary of the Kerala government’s ports department. Kaushik was not immediately available for comments.

Vizhinjam International Seaport is a special purpose company set up by the Kerala government to implement the project. IFC is a member of the World Bank group.

The Vizhinjam port has been long in the making. The first tender for the project—proposed on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis for 30 years—was invited in 2003. Since no bids were received then, a fresh tender was called in 2005, after which the project was awarded to a consortium led by Mumbai-based Zoom Developers Pvt. Ltd.

But Zoom had Chinese companies Kaidi Electric Power Co. Ltd and China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd as partners. The Union government denied security clearance to the consortium because of the presence of the two Chinese firms and the Zoom bid was scrapped.

In a subsequent auction, a consortium led by Hyderabad-based Lanco Infratech Ltd was awarded the contract. But the group backed out of the project in June 2009 citing delays arising from court cases filed by another group challenging the auction process.

An executive at a Mumbai-based infrastructure advisory firm that was involved in the previous auctions said there is no scope for a regular port at Vizhinjam, located at the southern-most tip of India. “There is no hinterland (cargo generating and consuming area) at Vizhinjam and the port lacks sufficient land,” he said, asking not to be named. And cruise ports don’t require huge investments and deep-water depths to call.

“Vizhinjam is best suited for a container trans-shipment port because such ports are not dependent on hinterland or local cargo for their success,” he said, citing the example of trans-shipment ports at Colombo and Singapore. “If (the) Kerala government is now trying to market Vizhinjam as a multi-purpose port, they are losing focus.”
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Old July 10th, 2010, 02:13 PM   #902
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Logical points indeed .
No need for any body to get worried. New vizhinjam port will have transhipment of containers as well the ability to handle the general cargo and cruise terminal.

Actually the dimension of the project is scaled up more than the previous time by adding the general cargo facility as well as cruise terminal.

Now the Ist phase alone needs an investment of Rs 3700 crores. And the most important thing is that VISL is going to invest half of this sum. That means GOK will have more than 50% share in the project.


I think people like u will not be so happy to accept this.
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Old July 10th, 2010, 02:47 PM   #903
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An executive at a Mumbai-based infrastructure advisory firm that was involved in the previous auctions said there is no scope for a regular port at Vizhinjam, located at the southern-most tip of India. “There is no hinterland (cargo generating and consuming area) at Vizhinjam and the port lacks sufficient land,” he said, asking not to be named. And cruise ports don’t require huge investments and deep-water depths to call. [/QUOTE
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]“Vizhinjam is best suited for a container trans-shipment port because such ports are not dependent on hinterland or local cargo for their success,” he said, citing the example of trans-shipment ports at Colombo and Singapore. “If (the) Kerala government is now trying to market Vizhinjam as a multi-purpose port, they are losing focus.”
I wonder why these so called consultants tend to oversee the bigger picture.It is a well known fact that industries and business always grow around airports and sea ports.And it is well documented that a considerable load is provided to ports in Kochi and Tuticorin by the areas coming between Kollam and Tirunelveli. A port in Vizhinjam will definitely bring down the transportation costs of the cargo, compared to the ports mentioned above. Since this port will be able to bring in the super cargo carriers of tomorrow without any maintenace dredging work, it will surely attract the major shipping companies to make this, the port of call regularly. It will not be surprising to find VISPL earning more from its regular operations than transhipment charges when it becomes operational. We need to say that only recently the policy makers have started focussing at the right picture of a multi purpose port in Vizhinjam. The earlier idea of a transhipment port was sadly off the mark for the planners. The VISPL is now on a correct course for the target that lies across the seven seas.
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Old July 10th, 2010, 03:21 PM   #904
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No need for any body to get worried. New vizhinjam port will have transhipment of containers as well the ability to handle the general cargo and cruise terminal.

Actually the dimension of the project is scaled up more than the previous time by adding the general cargo facility as well as cruise terminal.

Now the Ist phase alone needs an investment of Rs 3700 crores. And the most important thing is that VISL is going to invest half of this sum. That means GOK will have more than 50% share in the project.


I think people like u will not be so happy to accept this.
The article quoted i believe ,doesn't dampen the project as a whole - but points out the contrast unique selling proportion (USP) put up by two different consultants . IL&FS had conceived it as a Transhipment port where as the new consultant has proposed it as a multi purpose port which doesn't seem convincing for many since there is hardly any hinterland available for Vizhinjam.

This gentleman seems to be having very high expectations from Achumama & Gang . GOI investing Rs 3700 crores !!!!

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Old July 10th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #905
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VALLARPADAM ??????

Actually a transshipment terminal is where ultra large ships come and unload their cargo while smaller ones take them and ship them to smaller ports. With just 14mt of dredged depth there is no point in calling Vallarpadam as a Transshipment terminal. Huge container ships like the EMMA Maersk cant ever come anywhere close to 1.5nautical miles from the Vallarpadam port.
So chances still remain strong as it was before Vizhinjam will heve India's first proper container transshipment terminal.
it would have been better if that Vallarpadam remained a padam.( Atleast someone could have cultivated something there).
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Actually a transshipment terminal is where ultra large ships come and unload their cargo while smaller ones take them and ship them to smaller ports. With just 14mt of dredged depth there is no point in calling Vallarpadam as a Transshipment terminal. Huge container ships like the EMMA Maersk cant ever come anywhere close to 1.5nautical miles from the Vallarpadam port.
So chances still remain strong as it was before Vizhinjam will heve India's first proper container transshipment terminal.
it would have been better if that Vallarpadam remained a padam.( Atleast someone could have cultivated something there).
Do you really want Vizhinjam to come up or not . Should be Crazy to compare an "upcoming proposed" project against the one which would become operational very soon.

So dont worry abt the latters fate & Central govt would ensure the dredging work to ensure it's smooth operation without bothering you my friend.
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Old July 10th, 2010, 06:25 PM   #907
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വിഴിഞ്ഞത്ത് പുലിമുട്ട് നിര്മിക്കും

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So dont worry abt the latters fate & Central govt would ensure the dredging work to ensure it's smooth operation without bothering you my friend.
So you also don't worry Jacob , The same government will take care of Vizhinjam as well.Vallarpadam is not the last port in the independent India

വിഴിഞ്ഞം കടലില് നാല് കിലോമീറ്റര് ദൂരത്തില് പുലിമുട്ട് നിര്മിക്കാന് പദ്ധതി. വിഴിഞ്ഞം മുതല് അടിമലത്തുറ വരെയാണു പുലിമുട്ട് നിര്മിക്കുന്നത്. 1512 കോടി രൂപ ചെലവ് വരുമെന്ന് തുറമുഖ വകുപ്പ് അധികൃതര്. രാജ്യാന്തര തുറമുഖ പദ്ധതിക്കു വേണ്ടിയാണു പുലിമുട്ട് നിര്മാണം.

വിഴിഞ്ഞത്തിനു സമീപത്തെ തീരപ്രദേശങ്ങള് കേന്ദ്രീകരിച്ചു പുതിയ ഫിഷിങ് ഹാര്ബറുകള് രൂപപ്പെടുന്നതിനും പദ്ധതി വഴി തെളിക്കും. ഒന്നാം ഘട്ട അടിസ്ഥാന സൗകര്യവികസനത്തിനു ശേഷമാണ് പുലിമുട്ട് നിര്മാണം.
റെോഡ് ,റെയ്ല്വേ ലൈന്, ശുദ്ധജലപദ്ധതി, വൈദ്യൂതി, സ്ഥലമേറ്റെടുപ്പ് എന്നിവയാണ്് ഒന്നാംഘട്ടത്തില് നടപ്പാക്കുന്നത്. പരിസ്ഥിതി പഠനം, പരിസ്ഥി മന്ത്രാലയത്തിന്റെ അനുമതി തേടല് എന്നിവയും ഇതിനൊപ്പം നടക്കും.
650 കോടി രൂപ ഒന്നാംഘട്ട പ്രവര്ത്തനങ്ങള്ക്കു ചെലവ് പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കുന്നു. 450 കോടി രൂപ സംസ്ഥാന സര്ക്കാര് തുറമുഖ കമ്പനിക്കു ബജറ്റ് വിഹിതമായി അനുവദിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്. ബാക്കി തുക റെയ്ല്വേ മന്ത്രാലയം, നബാര്ഡ്, കെഎസ്ടിപി എന്നിവയുടെ സഹായമായി ലഭിക്കും.വിഴിഞ്ഞം-പൂവാര് റോഡ് പുനരുദ്ധാരണത്തിന് 30 കോടിയുടെ ലോകബാങ്ക് സഹായവും, മുക്കോല-മുല്ലൂര് പോര്ട്ട് കണക്റ്റിവിറ്റി റോഡ് നിര്മാണത്തിന് 20 കോടിയുടെ നബാര്ഡ് സഹായവും ഉറപ്പായിട്ടുണ്ട്.
പ്രദേശത്തെ 110 ഹെക്റ്റര്* കടല്* നികത്തിയാണു തുറമുഖാവശ്യത്തിനുള്ള കെട്ടിടങ്ങളും വാര്ഫുകളും നിര്മിക്കുന്നത്.
വിദേശ രാജ്യങ്ങളില് വിജയിച്ച സാങ്കേതിക വിദ്യ പ്രയോജനപ്പെടുത്തിയാണു വിഴിഞ്ഞം കടല്നികത്തല്. വിഴിഞ്ഞം പദ്ധതി പ്രദേശത്തു നിന്നു ജനങ്ങളെ കൂട്ടത്തോടെ കുടിയൊഴിപ്പിക്കാതിരിക്കാനാണു കടല് നികത്തി സ്ഥലമെടുക്കുന്നത്.
പ്രകൃതിദത്ത തുറമുഖമായ വിഴിഞ്ഞത്തു നിരവധി ചരക്ക് കപ്പലുകളും ആഢംബര യാത്രാകപ്പലുകളും ഒരേ സമയമെത്തുന്നതിനുള്ള അടിസ്ഥാന സൗകര്യവികസനമാണു സര്ക്കാര് ലക്ഷ്യമിടുന്നത്.

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Old July 10th, 2010, 08:18 PM   #908
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So you also don't worry Jacob , The same government will take care of Vizhinjam as well.Vallarpadam is not the last port in the independent India

വിഴിഞ്ഞം കടലില് നാല് കിലോമീറ്റര് ദൂരത്തില് പുലിമുട്ട് നിര്മിക്കാന് പദ്ധതി. വിഴിഞ്ഞം മുതല് അടിമലത്തുറ വരെയാണു പുലിമുട്ട് നിര്മിക്കുന്നത്. 1512 കോടി രൂപ ചെലവ് വരുമെന്ന് തുറമുഖ വകുപ്പ് അധികൃതര്. രാജ്യാന്തര തുറമുഖ പദ്ധതിക്കു വേണ്ടിയാണു പുലിമുട്ട് നിര്മാണം.

വിഴിഞ്ഞത്തിനു സമീപത്തെ തീരപ്രദേശങ്ങള് കേന്ദ്രീകരിച്ചു പുതിയ ഫിഷിങ് ഹാര്ബറുകള് രൂപപ്പെടുന്നതിനും പദ്ധതി വഴി തെളിക്കും. ഒന്നാം ഘട്ട അടിസ്ഥാന സൗകര്യവികസനത്തിനു ശേഷമാണ് പുലിമുട്ട് നിര്മാണം.
റെോഡ് ,റെയ്ല്വേ ലൈന്, ശുദ്ധജലപദ്ധതി, വൈദ്യൂതി, സ്ഥലമേറ്റെടുപ്പ് എന്നിവയാണ്് ഒന്നാംഘട്ടത്തില് നടപ്പാക്കുന്നത്. പരിസ്ഥിതി പഠനം, പരിസ്ഥി മന്ത്രാലയത്തിന്റെ അനുമതി തേടല് എന്നിവയും ഇതിനൊപ്പം നടക്കും.
650 കോടി രൂപ ഒന്നാംഘട്ട പ്രവര്ത്തനങ്ങള്ക്കു ചെലവ് പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കുന്നു. 450 കോടി രൂപ സംസ്ഥാന സര്ക്കാര് തുറമുഖ കമ്പനിക്കു ബജറ്റ് വിഹിതമായി അനുവദിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്. ബാക്കി തുക റെയ്ല്വേ മന്ത്രാലയം, നബാര്ഡ്, കെഎസ്ടിപി എന്നിവയുടെ സഹായമായി ലഭിക്കും.വിഴിഞ്ഞം-പൂവാര് റോഡ് പുനരുദ്ധാരണത്തിന് 30 കോടിയുടെ ലോകബാങ്ക് സഹായവും, മുക്കോല-മുല്ലൂര് പോര്ട്ട് കണക്റ്റിവിറ്റി റോഡ് നിര്മാണത്തിന് 20 കോടിയുടെ നബാര്ഡ് സഹായവും ഉറപ്പായിട്ടുണ്ട്.
പ്രദേശത്തെ 110 ഹെക്റ്റര്* കടല്* നികത്തിയാണു തുറമുഖാവശ്യത്തിനുള്ള കെട്ടിടങ്ങളും വാര്ഫുകളും നിര്മിക്കുന്നത്.
വിദേശ രാജ്യങ്ങളില് വിജയിച്ച സാങ്കേതിക വിദ്യ പ്രയോജനപ്പെടുത്തിയാണു വിഴിഞ്ഞം കടല്നികത്തല്. വിഴിഞ്ഞം പദ്ധതി പ്രദേശത്തു നിന്നു ജനങ്ങളെ കൂട്ടത്തോടെ കുടിയൊഴിപ്പിക്കാതിരിക്കാനാണു കടല് നികത്തി സ്ഥലമെടുക്കുന്നത്.
പ്രകൃതിദത്ത തുറമുഖമായ വിഴിഞ്ഞത്തു നിരവധി ചരക്ക് കപ്പലുകളും ആഢംബര യാത്രാകപ്പലുകളും ഒരേ സമയമെത്തുന്നതിനുള്ള അടിസ്ഥാന സൗകര്യവികസനമാണു സര്ക്കാര് ലക്ഷ്യമിടുന്നത്.

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Can some one translate these black and red squares ( at least in my screen) for me please.

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Old July 10th, 2010, 08:32 PM   #909
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Can some one translate these squares for me please.

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  • Break water of 4 Kms length will be constructed - from Vizhinjam to Adimalathura which would cost about Rs. 1512 crore
  • This will also pave way for develoment of new fishing harbours in the area
  • Breakwater construction would be taken up after the development of 1st phase of infrastructure development
  • Phase1 development involves road, rail connectivity, fresh water project, electricity, land acquisition, environmental impact assessment etc.
  • Total cost for Phase 1 development is estimated to be Rs.640 crores
  • GOK has already allotted Rs. 450 crores in the budget.
  • 110 hectares of land will be reclaimed from the sea for the construction of wharves and other buildings.
  • GOK aims for the development of infrastructure in the Vizhinjam natural harbor area where both Cargo and cruise ships can dock simultaneously.

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Old July 10th, 2010, 09:34 PM   #910
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  • Break water of 4 Kms length will be constructed - from Vizhinjam to Adimalathura which would cost about Rs. 1512 crore
  • This will also pave way for develoment of new fishing harbours in the area
  • Breakwater construction would be taken up after the development of 1st phase of infrastructure development
  • Phase1 development involves road, rail connectivity, fresh water project, electricity, land acquisition, environmental impact assessment etc.
  • Total cost for Phase 1 development is estimated to be Rs.640 crores
  • GOK has already allotted Rs. 450 crores in the budget.
  • 110 hectares of land will be reclaimed from the sea for the construction of wharves and other buildings.
  • GOK aims for the development of infrastructure in the Vizhinjam natural harbor area where both Cargo and cruise ships can dock simultaneously.
Thanks sakrishna for this help. I will pray for your well being when I go to temple.

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Old July 10th, 2010, 10:46 PM   #911
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Nareshji, I leave it you and dear uncle Googleji.

The point is that depth is NOT an impediment to a major ship-yard and can be an advantage. 14 m is not a draft that many Indian ports can boast at this time without a load of dredging. Moreover, I made no assertions, it would do well to browse through the discussion once more.
Ajaypp Ji :

One was alluding to the non-requirement of a water depth of 22 M for a Building and Repair Yard. In fact one did mention the figure of 12 Metres and as such 14 Metres would be a bonus.

Meantime I think a number of South Indian Ports - ECI mainly - will have the Depths of 14 Metres and increasing to 18 - 22 Metres in due course.

The beauty of Vizhinjam Port is that its Container Terminal - although serving its South Indian Hinterland will obviate the Transhipment of Containers meant for India at Colombo wherein Dubai Ports makes a "Double" Income i.e. at Colombo and then in India.

Vizhinjim Port will put an end to such "DPW Shenanigans" so that Vizhinjim Terminal is used for Transhipment for the Huge Behemoth Container Vessels on the Two Major Container Routes i.e. The Round the World Service (in both directions) and the Far East to PG Service which at present use the Port of Colombo.

I will not be surprised if the Huge Behemoth Container Vessels on the Round the World Service use Vishinjim for the Trade from and to the Persian Gulf.

Vizhinjim will "put paid" to Colombo for the Indian Container Trade as Vizhinjim will garner all of Colombo's Transhipment Trade in respect of Indian Origin as well as Destinations Trade.

Also keep an eye on the Port of Mundra which is presently at 17.5 to 18 Metres having two Container Terminals of which one is under DPW and the second is being operated by the Original Owners i.e. ADANIS.

Adanis are now working on a part of Mormugao as well as the Dry Port for Hazira or is it Dahej!

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Old July 10th, 2010, 11:03 PM   #912
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Actually a transshipment terminal is where ultra large ships come and unload their cargo while smaller ones take them and ship them to smaller ports. With just 14mt of dredged depth there is no point in calling Vallarpadam as a Transshipment terminal. Huge container ships like the EMMA Maersk cant ever come anywhere close to 1.5nautical miles from the Vallarpadam port.
So chances still remain strong as it was before Vizhinjam will heve India's first proper container transshipment terminal.
it would have been better if that Vallarpadam remained a padam.( Atleast someone could have cultivated something there).
Abhijithh92 Ji :

You are not far off the mark so no need to be so "brutal"!

There is only one Cloud on Vizhinjim's Horizon and that is DPW which will do its utmost of protect its "Investment" in Vallarpadam.

Be that as it may eventually Vizhinjim MUST AND WILL BE BUILT - not in Kerala's interest, but, in India's Interest.

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Old July 11th, 2010, 05:20 AM   #913
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The article quoted i believe ,doesn't dampen the project as a whole - but points out the contrast unique selling proportion (USP) put up by two different consultants . IL&FS had conceived it as a Transhipment port where as the new consultant has proposed it as a multi purpose port which doesn't seem convincing for many since there is hardly any hinterland available for Vizhinjam.

This gentleman seems to be having very high expectations from Achumama & Gang . GOI investing Rs 3700 crores !!!!
AAJACOB,

Read carefully before reply. I was mentioning that GOk is going to invest more than 50% of the first phase that costs 3700 crores. That means around 1800 crores in addition to the 650 crores its going to invest in providing to acquire land, road, rail etc.

The below report will allay your fears:



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Old July 12th, 2010, 03:25 PM   #914
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This is an old news item. I hope this will educate the newbies
Watch this
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Old July 13th, 2010, 10:58 AM   #915
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Friends,
This is an old news item. I hope this will educate the newbies
Watch this
An eye opener (at least for those who were acting as if they were so ignorant of these advantages) Why our planners turned a blind eye to these facts so far ? The reasons are obvious. Here is a link to the rest of the same presentation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9YCx...eature=related.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #916
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An eye opener (at least for those who were acting as if they were so ignorant of these advantages) Why our planners turned a blind eye to these facts so far ? The reasons are obvious. Here is a link to the rest of the same presentation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9YCx...eature=related.
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I don't know whether our Moderators will keep this reply mail or not, especially when I myself remains an Odd-Man-Out. But I feel I can't desist making my observations, especially a kind-of-propaganda happens.

But first of all let me clarify, I am not against this port nor says its not wanted. I feels, a Mega Transhipment port is something surely want we need out of Vizhinjam and surely it will be a major port making lot of prosperity for our country.

But there are lot of misconceptions and false impressions which is nutured by few vested interests, as part of their lobbying activities. Its okay to lobby for a major port here, but in meantime false impression and hatrance creating attitudes is not good.......

I am only objecting 2 major impressions created by few here

1. Dubai, Singapore, Colombo are against Vizhnjam and Dubai lobby is making against Vizhnjam by growing Vallarpadom

Since I am been here for pretty long time and seen both growth and current slump of Dubai, I am pretty sure there was no such lobbying in Dubai against Vizhinjam. I can tell because since 2000 Dubai's strategy for growth was focusing on Tourism, Real Estate and Knowledge industries. Dubai Ports World, despite of being a high growing firm, was one of the least focused sector for Dubai World which was focusing more in Real Estate and Tourism projects. When Logistics sector contrubuted just 11% to total GDP of Dubai's economy, real-estate and tourism made its major stake at 33%.

Since the entire Dubai Miracle (2000-2009) was focused on 3 sectors; Tourism, Real Estate and Knowledge sector, it was pretty sure that they will not feel Vizhjinam as threat to very existence as what Aniyara was projecting, as its not their only cup of tea..... Otherwise by a simple logic, a sector that just contributes less than 10% to an economy, getting worried on this part makes things absurd

Likewise I feel Singapore too has no reason to worry. Because its existence and popularity is simply because of its position and it caters 3 major parts, South Asia, Indo-China and Oceania regions, into which Vizhinjam can maximum compete for South Asia sector. But still other regions are secure with Singapore.

2. Impression created Aniyara/NTV that Vizhnijam will transform Trivandrum into next Singapore or Dubai

It may be dreams of all, including me. But one need the logic how a GOK sponsored project become next PSA or Jebel Ali or Rotterdam..... Moreover, growth of a port is not purely dependent on depth of the port or nearest shipping route. Rather its dependent of government policy, promotion and several other factors..... Otherwise Dubai will never become a major port, as its outside the shipping channel and depth is less 14m.........

Singapore's Port growth happened not simply because of its location alone. The policy of Singapore, as a country helped it. They adopted the policy of entrepôt which they consider as backbone of their economy. As a country, Singapore can take decisions on time to time basis..... Vizhijnam is part of India and India donot have any policy of entrepôt now. And we cannot adopt it for one port, to make a rival growth to Singapore.........

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When I say this, I hope I won' be misinterpreted that I am against this project. I am one of the several who want to see this project happens and hope it will be so. But in that process, please donot nuture wrong impressions

And let me clarify one more thing. Indian GDP is growing at 6-7%. This means even if India has 10 Vizhinjam sized ICT, it will not hamper this port's prospects and all will continue to make profits. So rather nuturing wrong impressions about other players and operators, hope all will think how this project will take off as an ICT...........

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An eye opener (at least for those who were acting as if they were so ignorant of these advantages) Why our planners turned a blind eye to these facts so far ? The reasons are obvious. Here is a link to the rest of the same presentation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9YCx...eature=related.
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8 years had gone since this program was telecast on TV.Still the Vizhinjam port remains as a dream only.I don't understand why the Central govt is not giving due importance to these well known facts..It's a real shame for entire India for not developing Vizhinjam..Too pity
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Old July 13th, 2010, 07:29 PM   #918
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8 years had gone since this program was telecast on TV.Still the Vizhinjam port remains as a dream only.I don't understand why the Central govt is not giving due importance to these well known facts..It's a real shame for entire India for not developing Vizhinjam..Too pity
Hi.

Actually, minister for ports and shipping, G.K. Vasan had already made it clear that the Central Govt. would take over the construction of the project but it'll be so only if the state Govt. makes a formal request. Even Shashi Tharoor once made a statement on this, I think. But state Govt. didn't follow up it seems.



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Old July 16th, 2010, 07:23 AM   #919
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'കീ ക്രെയ്*നുകളുമായി വന്ന കപ്പല്* വല്ലാര്*പാടത്ത് അടുത്തില്ല'

Alas! And they still call it 'trans shipment port'!! Here is a link to the detailed news;
http://www.mathrubhumi.com/story.php?id=113491

In the meantime the Central Minister concerned, who should be well informed of his country's assets in his area of interest as a minister, wants to be convinced that the Vizhinjam Project is of 'national' standards before it can be taken up by the central government (thank you sir). I wonder who convinced the same Government to spend on a Rs 10,000 crore extravaganza called T3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi! Sorry to say that there is a strong suspicion that the same central minister has been struggling to scuttle the Vizhinjam Project ever since he took office; and now he wants a testimonial!! What a pity! Send a copy of the analysis regarding the port made by a visionary called Sir C.P.Ramaswamy Iyer, the Dewan of erstwhile Travancore, who realized the peculiarities and potential of Vizhinjam way back in 1945, to him if he can understand. But again, it is easy waking up somebody who is sleeping, but not someone who is pretending to be doing so.
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Old July 17th, 2010, 07:41 PM   #920
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