Expert teams from Chennai and Kakinada ports are conducting several survey and testing works in Dugarajapatnam coast line in Vakadu mandal in SPSR Nellore district. Central cabinet committee gave its preliminary nod to setup a port at Dugarajapatnam recently.
The National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) has decided to set up a larger campus in SPSR Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh. NIOT had been on the lookout for a large piece of land for expansion near Chennai, but the institute has now decided to setup its new campus in Nellore district.
The district administration has already identified about 200 acres of land in Vakadu and Kota mandals of Nellore district. NIOT is trying to secure about 250 acres of land in Nellore. NIOT had deposited Rs 8.5 crore towards the cost of land.
South Andhra Lutheran Church in the Vakadu church compound was built 150 years ago in 1872 by a German gentleman Ands Jacob Bucher. Their family stayed here while the church was being built and all of them expired here. Their graves can be found in the near by christian burial ground.
Another 100 year old monument in Nellore, the CAM High School too needs attention and much needed restoration efforts to bring back its past glory.
Vaakadu SC Gurukul School students G. Kumar, Siva kumar and Surya Kiran have been selected for national level Under-19 Baseball tournaments to be held in Hyderabad. Vamsi from the same school got selected for Under-17 Baseball tournaments to be held in New Delhi. Congratulations to the young boys and their PET Ramanaiah.