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Andhra Pradesh: Tenders for modern fish market to be floated soon by Manish M February 15,2017   |  Source: The Times of India

The proposal to construct a modern fish market at the Fishing Harbour is in the final stages and tenders for construction work are expected to be floated soon. The modern fish market is being developed at a cost of around Rs 2.74 crore and is expected to be one of the biggest in the country.

According to sources, the modern fish market is expected to have as many as 109 fish sale counters and around 60 cutting counters. "The fish market will have an automatic cleaning system and the focus will be on providing hygienic environment for sale of fish. The design for the fish market is almost ready and once the district collector agrees to the proposal, tenders will be floated for construction work," said a district administration official. The sources said tenders for the project will be floated by APMSIDC (Andhra Pradesh Medical Services and Infrastructure Development Corporation).

The modern fish market is expected to process around six to seven tonnes of nearly 20 varieties of fish handled at the Fishing Harbour. While the state government will bear about 30% of the project cost, the National Fisheries Development Board will be providing 40% and the remaining is being contributed by Tata Trust. According to the sources, the market will also include a parking lot, canteen

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