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Small Coastal Town
24-12-2008, 09:52 AM (This post was last modified: 29-12-2008 09:11 PM by Haydon_acc2.)
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Small Coastal Town

Vizhinjam is a small coastal Town in Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala state, South India. There is a small sea port in Vizhinjam. Kovalam beach is just 3 km from Vizhinjam. The areas in and around Vizhinjam are known for its Ayurvedic treatment centers and internationally acclaimed beach resorts. As of 2001, the population was 18,566.

Vizhinjam is on the outskirts of Trivandrum, 16 km away from the City Centre and 1 km away from the City Limits, but located within the Trivandrum Metropolitan City area. Vizhinjam is a natural port, which is located close to the international ship route. So it is expected that at least 50% of the nearly 20,000 ships that pass through the Suez canal (per annum) will anchor at Trivandrum. It is expected that with the functioning of Vizhinjam port in its full swing, the ports of Colombo, Singapore and Dubai might face serious competitor from India. This will boost the trade and commercial activities not only in Kerala but also to entire India. It is estimated that India could save more than a 100 million U.S dollars a year in terms of foreign exchange.

The sea is 23 to 27 metres deep at the proposed site. This would facilitate berthing of large container ships.

The port is supposed to be 150 metres in width. About 2.5 to 2.75 km² (600 to 700 acres (2.8 km2)) would be made available through reclamation of the sea. The port would have two breakwaters of 1.5 km and 6 km with harbour basin and wharfs. There would be about 30 berths, most of which would be capable of handling Mother Vessels. There was high potential for a new port as India needs additional capacity in the coming years. Thus Vizhinjam port has very high importance from this point of view.
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24-12-2008, 11:05 AM
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Personally, I prefer Mundra port on that coast. Much better infrastructure:

Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Limited (MPSEZ), India’s largest private port and special economic zone, was incorporated as Gujarat Adani Port Limited (GAPL) in 1998 to develop a private port at Mundra, on the west coast of India. The company commenced commercial operations in October 2001. Mundra Special Economic Zone Limited (MSEZ) was incorporated in November 2003, to set up an SEZ at Mundra. MSEZ was merged with GAPL in April 2006. The company was renamed as Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Limited, to reflect the nature of business.

Mundra Port provides cargo handling and other value-added port services. Mundra SEZ is India’s first port-based multi-product SEZ.

Mundra Port's operations cover providing detailed information such as schedules, tariffs, trade notices, weather and tidal information etc. Our robust IT support eases decision making with the aid of top-of-the-line software applications. We are also equipped with state-of-the-art safety and security measures and infrastructure to ensure and protect storage.

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24-12-2008, 01:26 PM
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Gosport is a large peninsular town in Hampshire. It is home to 77,000 people and is the most densely populated town in Hampshire.

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24-12-2008, 04:22 PM
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Worthing is a delight for visitors. Situated between the beautiful South Downs and five miles of award winning coastline, the town welcomes visitors with its superb theatres and attractions, exciting programme of events, friendly restaurants and fabulous shopping by the sea.


As a major centre in West Sussex it also offers a full range of accommodation with many fine hotels and home-from-home guesthouses.


On Worthing's doorstep is the outstanding countryside of East and West Sussex with dozens of historic houses, charming gardens and historical towns and villages.


Worthing is twinned with Le Pays d' Olonnes (France) and ZweiTalerLand region (Germany)

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24-12-2008, 06:37 PM
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Stonehaven, in the North-East of Scotland is pretty good too - used to be a major holiday resort before foreign holidays. Still got a good outdoor swimming pool - and the beach is pretty good to.

There's a Highland games in July and at Hogmany there's the annual fireballs ceremony, in which volunteers walking down the High Street swing huge balls of fire around and around at the ends of chains.

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24-12-2008, 07:06 PM
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Is that near Stoneybridge?

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24-12-2008, 07:39 PM
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Nah - Stonehaven's Olypic bid is serious!

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24-12-2008, 11:06 PM
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Fee For All Wrote:Worthing is a delight for visitors, the town welcomes visitors with its superb theatres and attractions, exciting programme of events


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24-12-2008, 11:13 PM
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Sounds fab, doesn't it? :laugh:

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29-12-2008, 09:14 PM
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Bognor Regis is a smalll coastal town.

My Mum lives there. She thinks its great - and it is - for her -although I think I'd rather chomp razor blades and swallow them tham live there meslf.....

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