The State Government might be saddled with just one bidder for the post of port operator for the Vizhinjam seaport project, but fresh enquiries have started coming in from abroad with the government readying to float global tenders for constructing the port, IBN Live reports.
Over the past two months, teams representing the governments of Britain, Japan, Germany and Canada had met the officials of the Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd (VISL) evincing interest in investing in the multi-crore project.
On Tuesday, VISL officials staged a presentation on the project for the British Deputy High Commissioner Mike Nithavrianakis who visited its offices at Vazhuthacaud.
“Britain has many strengths in this area. They can participate in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) bids which will be floated soon,” VISL CEO A S Suresh Babu said.
Dredging Today Staff, May 25, 2012; Image: vizhinjamport