Great start, Navjot. Kollam Techno Park at the industrial capital of Kundara is one of the most exciting projects that the people of Kollam are looking forward with the same passion and excitement that they have shown for Kollam Cargo Port and Kollam Cashew Board. It is great that more and more forummers are joining the Kollam development discussion bandwagon.:banana:The Government of Kerala, as part of its IT expansion plan, has committed to set up IT parks in every district and keeping up to the promise has handed over the land for setting up an IT park in Kollam.
The official launch of the development activities of Kollam Technopark will be done by Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on February 10, this year at Kundara, said an official spokepsperson.
The 40 acre campus will have an investment of over Rs. 800 crore and will provide direct employment opportunities for 20,000 IT and ITeS professionals. This is the first district level IT Park that is being launched by the Government of Kerala as part of the new IT Policy. Minister for Education Shri M A Baby will preside over the function.
Kollam District which is a veritable Kerala in miniature is gifted with unique representative features, such as sea, lakes, plains, mountains, rivers, streams, backwaters, forest, vast green fields and tropical crop of every variety both food crop and cash crop, so called ‘The Gods Own Capital’.
The Thiruvananthapuram Technopark currently houses 150 nationally and internationally reputed companies. According to IT Secretary Ajay Kumar, “the Thiruvananthapuram Technopark is our inspiration to set up similar parks in every district and the dream is coming to realization with this ceremony. Kollam in its own right is a developed district with the growing cashew industry, excellent educational institutions.”
He added that with the setting up of Technopark Kollam, Kerala hopes to see Kollam flourish and develop giving as a great IT hub providing better employment and a quality life to all professionals who choose to work from Kollam in future and make this place their home.
Excellent start for the Kollam Techno Park thread. The Kollam Techno Park is expected to attract more business due to proximity of Techno Park (70 Kms) and the upcoming Techno City near to Pallipuram (60 KMs). Moreover the park will the most picturesque one as the location is an excellent site which is calm, serene and enchanting.
Kollam Techno Park will boost the city's dream to enter the IT fraternity. Along with Kollam Cargo Port, the tech park will attract international business to the city.
- Project area: 42 Acres
- 100,000 sq. feet buit space in the begining
- 15 Kms. from Kollam City
- 70 Kms. from the Trivandrum International Airport
- Location: In the industrial area near Kerala Ceramics
- Type of development: SEZ
- Basic infrastructure- power, water, roads, telecom, datacom, water treatment plant will be ready by 2010
- SEZ Land available for IT/ITES Companies and/or developers on long lease
- SEZ Built-up space available on monthly rental basis to be ready by 2010
I am so excited to see that wonderful moment. My hometown is just a few kilometres from the Kollam Techno Park site. I have heard that the land prizes at Kundara are escalated once the tech park news has come up.The Techno Park CEO Mervin has said "We have marked July 2010 as the deadline for the launch of Kollam Technopark. Minister M.A. Baby wants the first company to move into Kollam Technopark by July 2010 and we have taken it up as a challenge.’’. :banana:
Yes... the land prices have shot up in Kundara town area. Already builders are planning villa projects nearby due to the potential of this area.I am so excited to see that wonderful moment. My hometown is just a few kilometres from the Kollam Techno Park site. I have heard that the land prizes at Kundara are escalated once the tech park news has come up.
The location where the Kollam Techno Park comes up is near to the industrial belt of Kundara. KEL, Alind, Starch and ofcourse Cyramics are very near to the site. If planned with a futuristic vision, the excess and unused land of these companies can be utilized for the expansion of Kollam Techno Park. Kundara is very well connected to Kollam city and the adjoining major towns like Kottarakkara and Punalur with good roads and railway line.Excellent start for the Kollam Techno Park thread. The Kollam Techno Park is expected to attract more business due to proximity of Techno Park (70 Kms) and the upcoming Techno City near to Pallipuram (60 KMs). Moreover the park will the most picturesque one as the location is an excellent site which is calm, serene and enchanting.
Some nice and attractive building suiting the natural scenes there will make the park more picturesque.
Also, there are many industries owned by the government in Kundara which are not functioning properly like the Starch, Alind etc. Government can even think of integrating these land with the Techno Park at Kundara so that the expansion plans of the park will be relatively easier in future. Alind has huge area (more than 100 acres) under their custody.
Hi Arshad, Great news. But this news is more relevant in the Palakkad thread or the Kerala Development and Projects thread. This thread is related to projects and news related to Kollam Techno Park only.