with a noble gesture to the massive misery the people of Kerala have been
subject to due to the devastating floods claiming hundreds of lives and
rendering lakhs of people homeless, the Port stakeholders and the Ministry of
Shipping in a joint initiative along with Sea trade fraternity have contributed
generously to the huge rescue operations by sending five containers relief
materials so as to reach Cochin by Sunday 19-08-2018.
It is only a
part of the initiative.
Cochin Port Trust will contribute Rs.62 lakhs to the Chief Ministerís Relief
Fund. The employees will contribute their one dayís salary amounting to Rs.31
lakhs and an equal amount from Cochin Port Trust funds (total 62 Lakhs).
This will be
handed over to the Chief Ministerís Relief Fund, informed Shri A V Ramana,
Chairman (i/c), Cochin Port Trust.
The relief materials
mobilized by the SC/ST Federation, Cochin Port Trust Unit for distribution
at rescue camps were flagged off by Shri A.V. Ramana, Chairman on 18th
teams of employees have started reaching out to the needy people in the flood
affected area. Relief camp facilities are being set up at the Kendriya
Vidyalaya and Sir Robert Bristow Memorial School at Cochin Port where the
families of Cochin Port Trust employees and volunteer teams would extend
support system and the Doctors from Port Trust hospital would extend medical