Thiruvananthapuram, March 4 -- Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran inaugurated the first and second phases of construction works of around Rs 20 crore for upgrading infrastructure facilities at Kovalam beach on Monday.

The project is based on the Kovalam master plan drawn up by the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala.

Speaking on the occasion, Surendran said the government is giving importance to implementing eco-friendly projects in tourism centres. "With the completion of this project, the world famous Kovalam beach will get a makeover. In fact, we need a multi-level car parking here, but lack of land is a concern. The government will consider it seriously," the Minister added.

Ms Rani George, Secretary, Tourism, wh...