In a Lok Sabha address, MP N K Premachandran emphasises the need for an immigration check post at Kollam Port, utilising state-provided facilities. He asserts that Kollam Port’s natural attributes and ample resources position it as a suitable hub for foreign ships.
Lack of immigration facilities hampers port development, limiting its potential in cargo handling, passenger services, crew changes, and more. Highlighting the port’s strategic location along the international shipping channel, Premachandran envisions significant advancements in Kollam’s trade and commerce with proper development initiatives.
He requests additional time to align facilities with central government requirements, anticipating substantial progress in the port’s contributions to the region’s economic activities.