KOCHI:Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate Infopark’s Phase II campus, the ambitious `2,500 crore project aimed at creating 8 million sq ft futuristic work space for IT/ITeS companies and generating about 80,000 job opportunities, here, at 5 pm on Wednesday.
“In the first stage, over a million sq ft IT space will be ready by 2015-end, which includes Infopark’s own IT building and Cognizant’s first phase building, construction of which is in final stages,” said Infopark CEO Hrishikesh Nair.
The Phase II project, spread across 160 acres, is envisioned as a walk-to-work township project, which includes facilities like hotels, shopping malls, international school, multiplexes, convention centres etc. It will also have facilities like eco-friendly green park, water treatment plant and sewage treatment plant.
The Chief Minister will dedicate the campus to the state in the presence of Minister for IT and Industries P K Kunhalikutty and Leader of the Opposition V S Achuthanandan.
Infopark has joined hands with several global IT companies like Cognizant Technologies, UST Global, Trans Asia, Muthoot group, Media Systems, Claysys Technologies, Caspian Techparks and Padiyath Innovation for phase II development.
Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Excise K Babu, PWD minister V K Ebrahim Kunju, Chalakudy MP Innocent, V P Sajeendran MLA, Benny Behanan MLA, Industries, IT Principal Secretary P H Kurian and District Collector M G Rajamanickam and other dignitaries will be present.