Kovalam l Photo: AFP
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has launched a special project for tourism development and coastal conservation at Kovalam, which is one of the much favoured beaches of tourists in India. The cabinet has allocated Rs 93 crore for rolling out the project focusing on Kovalam.
The three crescent moon-shaped beaches with shallow waters and high tide waves make Kovalam a treasured destination for both international and domestic tourists.
“The lost glory of Kovalam will be retrieved through special projects in line with the operations to turn Kerala into a tourist hub,” said Minister for Tourism Mohammed Riyas.
The developmental project for Kovalam will be implemented in two phases to attract more travellers to the beach and adjacent tourist destinations. Development of basic facilities in Hawah beach and Lighthouse beach; revamping of silent valley sunbath park, land development under corporation, travel facilities, border demarcation of Imperial beach and Adimalathura beach, and acquisition of a coconut plantation will comprise the first phase of the project.
The project will be implemented according to the report filed by KIIFB. The state government has decided to entrust the project implementation with the Mini Ratna WAPCOS.