First Phase Of Kerala’s Smart City Project Inaugurated

The first phase of Kerala’s dream SmartCity project, including a Rs 400-crore 6.5 lakh sq ft IT tower overlooking a 300 metre waterfront area, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and other dignitaries here today.

The project is a joint venture of Dubai Holding and the state government.

Kerala’s dream project will be dedicated to the nation in the presence of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Minister for Industries and IT and Chairman, SmartCity Kochi, P K Kunhalikutty, state opposition leader V S Achuthanandan, UAE and Chairman of Dubai Holding, Mohammed Al Gargawi besides top industrialists and officials.

After reviewing progress of the project at the 45th Board of Directors meeting at SmartCity Pavilion at Kakkanad about 18 km from here, he also said the second phase of the project would be launched in the same month.

 SmartCity Kochi, spread over 246 acres in the IT corridor of Kochi, is a hub for all Information and Communication Technology (ICT), media, finance and education (research) companies, attracting them from within India and overseas.


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