The work on the Rs 70 crore modern fish landing centre in Kudukul village near Pamban would be completed in 18 months, Ramanathapuram District Collector K Veera Raghava Rao on Tuesday said.
Rao, who reviewed the work on the facility, told reporters that it can accommodate 250 boats.
He also said the Rs 113 crore Mookaiyur fishing harbour near here would be inaugurated in March next year.
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The harbour project, being implemented with the Tamil Nadu and Central governments sharing the cost equally, will comprise berthing and fish drying areas, cold storage facility, fuel station along with an administrative building.
Around 250 motor boats and 200 country vessels can be safely parked in the harbour benefiting fishermen community of Rameswaram, Pamban and Mandapam.