VISAKHAPATNAM: Vizag will soon get a modern marine fish market, the biggest of its kind in the country . The market will come up at the Fishing Harbour, besides Visakhapatnam Port. It will be operational early next year.
The existing market will be dismantled. The Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) will give around 2,200 square ft of land to the market. The state government will bear 30% of the cost of the project. The National Fisheries Development Board will contribute 40% of the project cost and Tata Trust will share the remaining amount.The estimated cost of the project is Rs 2.75 crore.
“Everything is ready expect the site clearance from the Vizag Port,” said the official.Visakhapatnam collector Pra vin Kumar inspected the proposed site on Sunday . Andhra Pradesh Medical Services and Infrastructure Development Corporation (APMSIDC) executive engineer Umesh Kumar explained the project details to the district collector.