The Vizhinjam International Transhipment Deepwater Multipurpose Seaport is an ambitious project taken up by Government of Kerala. It is designed primarily to cater container transhipment besides multi-purpose and break bulk cargo. The port is being currently developed in landlord model with a Public Private Partnership component on a design, build, finance, operate and transfer (“DBFOT”) basis. The private partner, the Concessionaire M/s Adani Vizhinjam Port Private limited has commenced the construction on 5 th December 2015. As per the Concession construction of port is scheduled to be completed on 4 th December 2019. Though the Concession Agreement envisages a construction period of 4 years GoK and Concessionaire has set an ambitious target of 1000 days to make the port commercially operational.