Vizhinjam Fishery Harbour

Vizhinjam is situated in Thiruvananthapuram District, 16 Kilometres to the south of the Thiruvananthapuram City, the capital of Kerala State (Latitude 8º22’22ʺN and Longitude 76º59’18ʺE). The fishing village is located by the side of the natural deep bay, formed by a rocky promontory on the northern side and the rocky outcrops on the southern side. These natural facilities coupled with the traditional fishing activity in the village, favour the establishment of a deep sea fishing harbour at Vizhinjam, to exploit the available fish resources in the near and far off regions. The National Highway 47 passes close to the fishing village. Thiruvananthapuram is the nearby main railway station, which is 16 Kilometres away from the site. Kovalam, the international tourist centre is only 3 Kilometres away from the site.


Integrated Project Monitoring and Information Service

HED Manual – 1400 IT and MIS, FMS, GIS

1401 The Kerala PWD Manual will be used as the basis for the sections of Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Financial Management System and Geographical Information System in the Harbour Engineering Department’s Manual.

1402 There are considerable deviations and additions on these sections in the Kerala PWD Manual applicable to HED Manual and these are described below:

1403 Organizational Setup: Section 104.3 IT Cell in the Organizational Setup of PWD Manual deals with formation of IT Cell. This part is replaced for Harbour Engineering Department as below:

HED Manual – 1300 Investigation and Model Study


Investigation for coastal structures, especially for fishing harbours, consists of two parts. (1) Engineering Data collection and (2) Fishery data collection
Engineering data collection involves topographic and hydrographic surveys, coastal data collection, sub soil investigations etc.
Fishery data collection on the other hand involves collection of data about (a) types and quantity of fish catch, (b) types and number of fishing crafts, (c) beneficiary fishermen population, (d) their current fishing practices and location of fish landings, (e) benefits of proposed project etc. For this, data published by Fisheries department and other related agencies can be very much useful along with interaction with stake holders like local fishermen, boat owners, commission agents etc
The items involved in the Engineering Data collection are listed below.

HED Manual – 900 Design, Quality Control and Social Impact Management

900 Design, Quality Control and Social Impact Management
901 Design
901.1 This section will provide the general design approach and methodologies to be followed in the design of coastal infrastructure. The specific requirements and design particulars of each project/work needs to be assessed at the site level on a case to case basis and the steps outlined in this chapter is to be used as a guideline only.

902 Codes and Practices Followed in Coastal Engineering
902.1 The list of codes and practices to be followed in the design of harbour and coastal engineering structures is appended to this document [Appendix XXXX]. The Indian standard codes of practice and other codes of practice, including international codes of practices should be used judiciously.