U.K 20 innovative companies have decided to offer smart city solutions for Kochi. A group of representatives will visit the city between November 11 and 12 and meet with government officials to join hands with a new partnership.
Kerala government is expecting to complete Kochi Smart City project within three years. This information is released by the Kerala Cheif Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today.
Kochi Smart City Project is all set to get a fillip with the Cochin Smart Mission Ltd, for the implementation of completely formed Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). the government has decided to hold the first board of directors meeting at Government Guest house on 28 March .
The Kerala government will be inaugurated the first Smart City Kochi at the end of August or September. Kochi is a IT special economic zone and the construction work of 6.5 lakh sq ft building is nearing completion, Kerala chief secretary Jiji Thomson said on Friday.
According to news the construction of the Smart City Kochi began four years ago and the inauguration of the first building was postponed several times. But this time the Kerala government has been finally decided to inaugurate its first smart city kochi.
“There are several problems confronting the project like encroachment, power supply issues etc, which will be solved quickly. The leading road of the project will be repaired and widened”, Thomsan said .
“However, these problems have not affected the construction work. Around 40% of the space in the first building has already been booked,” said Baju George, managing director of Smart City Kochi. The first building is expected to provide employment to 6000. The project when completed is expected to generate 90,000 jobs.