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CM Visits Technopark, Offers Full Support

 V K RamachandranThiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who also holds the IT portfolio, visited Technopark and discussed the future course of action with the top officials of the department. Without the usual entourage of officials and security, the Chief Minister spent nearly two hours at the Park touring various buildings and interacting with key

 V K RamachandranThiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who also holds the IT portfolio, visited Technopark and discussed the future course of action with the top officials of the department. Without the usual entourage of officials and security, the Chief Minister spent nearly two hours at the Park touring various buildings and interacting with key officials to get first-hand knowledge of the facilities and development plans.

M Sivasankar IAS, Principal Secretary, IT and Private Secretary to the Chief Minister and Prof. V K Ramachandran, economist and vice-chairman, Kerala State Planning Board also accompanied Pinarayi Vijayan. Hrishikesh R Nair, CEO, Technopark and other senior Park officials presented an overview, current status and future plans of the Park across five phases.

The Chief Minister enquired about the current demand for space from IT companies and stressed the importance of effective utilisation of available space so as to cater to the immediate requirements of aspiring entrepreneurs. The CEO briefed him about ongoing work being undertaken as part of Phase III development, especially the work being carried out by private IT companies to whom land had been allotted and the potential employment opportunities it would generate.

Promising the State Government’s complete support for Technopark’s development, the Chief Minister said the next focus of the LDF Government would be on the development of Technocity coming up at Pallippuram where 424 acres had been allotted for IT initiatives which include TCS – 97 acres, IIITM – 10 acres, SunTec – 10 acres (SEZ), Infosys – 49.84 acres (SEZ) and KASE – 5 acres.

He visited the buildings being constructed under Phase I and II and also had a bird’s eye view of the world’s greenest Technopolis spread across 760 acres of land from the top of Tejeswani building.

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