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JUNE 2021

Safeguarding Kovalam from Sea Erosion a Top Priority: Tourism Minister

Works to permanently safeguard the beaches in Kovalam from recurring sea erosion will be completed along with the second phase of development works at the famous tourism destination, Tourism Minister Mr P.  A. Mohamed Riyas has said.

On a visit to the rain-battered Kovalam, with senior officials on May 26, Mr. Riyas said the second phase of developmental works would be launched without delay and the coastal stretch that bore the brunt of severe sea erosion would be strengthened to withstand future calamities.

Mr. Riyas took stock of the destruction and the loss caused by severe sea erosion and heavy rains at Samudra, Sea Rock and Light House beaches. Tourism Principal Secretary Ms. Rani George IAS and Director of Tourism Mr. V. R. Krishna Teja IAS were among those present.

The walkways of the beaches at Kovalam have been severely damaged by heavy rains. The Harbour Engineering wing has come up with a project with an outlay of Rs 8.35 crores to safeguard the beaches from back-to-back devastations.

The second phase of the Kovalam Development project includes setting up granite seats, fitting handrail along the walkways, renovating toilet blocks, building restrooms as well as rain shelters and launching laser and light shows.

The Harbour Engineering Wing Chief Engineer, officials of the Department of Tourism and Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society were also present during the Minister’s visit.

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