KOCHI: The upcoming Kochi-Muziris Biennale edition will help the state’s tourism sector which has been facing a crisis following the flood, said Tourism Minister Kadakkampally Surendran on Tuesday.
“We are expecting over five lakh visitors this year. The venues will be declared as plastic-free spots. The government will introduce more boat and bus services for the convenience of visitors to get to the venues,” he said at a meeting held to review the preparations for the mega art event.
The minister also directed the Kochi Corporation to take adequate measures to ensure proper waste disposal mechanisms at the venues.
As part of strengthening security in Fort Kochi where the main venue of the Biennale was situated, the police will install additional security cameras, apart from organising awareness programmes in following guidelines for homestay owners.