Adani Group to Complete Vizhinjam Port Project within 1,000 Days

Adani Group will strive to commission the Vizhinjam international deep water multi-purpose seaport in 1,000 days, according to its Chairman, Mr Gautam Adani.

The project agreement was signed on 17th August 2015, at the Durbar Hall of the Government Secretariat. Speaking after the signing ceremony, he said the mission was to make Vizhinjam the largest and most efficient Port infrastructure in the Country.

He said work on the project will start on November 1, the Kerala Formation Day. The Group has already formed a special purpose vehicle Adani Vizhinjam Ports Pvt Ltd, which will be headed by Mr. Santosh Kumar Mohapatra who was at the helm of the Dhamra Port in Odisha. Adani described Mohapatra as the most experienced leader from his stable with a proven track record of executing large projects.

The special purpose vehicle has already started off with some of the planning and engineering work related to the project, he said.

“Vizhinjam is one of the most exciting projects that we have taken up in recent times,” he said, and added that the breakwater being built will be one of the most complex structures ever engineered.

“Relaxation of the Cabotage Law will be crucial to sustainable operation of the port as and when it becomes ready,” Mr. Gautam Adani said.

He hoped the Centre will give due recognition to this aspect and consider the request of the State Government for necessary action.

Mr. Gautam Adani also offered to take every stakeholder on board whose livelihood is dependent on the prospects of the mega project.

He assured the Adani Group’s commitment to serve the best interests of all and sought cooperation from all stakeholders in translating the dream project in to a reality.