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Nissan Digital Hub: Kerala Govt Issues Official Confirmation

Thiruvananthapuram: Touted as the next big thing for the IT sector of Kerala, the State government has formally announced its decision to ink a deal with Japanese auto major Nissan Motor Corporation to set up a digital hub at Technocity in Pallippuram in Thiruvananthapuram. The ambitious deal which saw Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of

Thiruvananthapuram: Touted as the next big thing for the IT sector of Kerala, the State government has formally announced its decision to ink a deal with Japanese auto major Nissan Motor Corporation to set up a digital hub at Technocity in Pallippuram in Thiruvananthapuram. The ambitious deal which saw Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala, playing a key proponent’s role is expected to be signed on June 29.

In the Government Order (GO) released in this regard on June 26, the State Government has allotted land to the Nissan Motors to set up its digital innovation hub in Technocity. According to the GO, the company will begin operations in a 25,000 sq. ft. space in Yamuna building at the Technopark Phase III campus and in other co-developer spaces.

The order also notes that Nissan will parallelly commence operations in the new building in Technocity which is nearing completion. The State Government will allot 30 acres of land in the first phase and another 40 acres in the second phase to the Japanese carmaker.

A high-level delegation from Nissan, led by Anthony Thomas, Corporate Vice-President & Chief Information Officer, along with officials from Mexico, Japan, Paris and the US, had visited the capital city to meet Shashi Tharoor MP and Alphons Kannanthanam, Union Minister for Tourism (I/C). The delegation had also met Pinarayi Vijayan during their visit.

M Sivansankar IAS, Secretary, Department of Electronics and IT and Dr K M Abraham, Chairman, Kerala State Innovation Council had visited the Nissan headquarters in Yokohama and gave a presentation on what the state can offer.

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