WARANGAL: Korea Federation of Textile Industries team led by its chairman and Youngone Corporation chief Kihak Sung, who came to explore the possibility of investing in the proposed Kakatiya Mega Textiles Park in Warangal rural district, has expressed satisfaction over the location of the park and infrastructure being proposed for developing the project.Sung and his team along with Telangana Industrial Infrastructure Corporation vice-chairman and managing director E V Narasimha Reddy and Warangal rural collector Prashant Jeevan Patil visited the proposed textile park site located between Geesukonda and Sangem mandals in Warangal rural district on Thursday.
After inspecting the site and going through the master plan, Sung told media that he was satisfied with the location of the project site. “It is very large and well located. I have made a few suggestion to the officials to improve facilities in the park and regarding connectivity. I want them to spend less and provide more facilities,” he said.Earlier, Sung enquired about various facilities the district administration and TSIIC was planning to provide in the park. He wanted to know how raw material and workforce would reach the site as the roads were very narrow.
“Huge container vehicles would be coming to the park to transport loads. Even for workers to reach the site we need good roads. What are the arrangements being made for laying of roads,” he asked. Collector Prashant Patil told him that a four-lane road was coming up and that it would be connected to the project location. When officials told the Korean entrepreneur that there was also rail connectivity available, the later said relying on trains was not advisable as it is usually located far from the destination.
Sung also enquired about the availability of water as it was crucial for textile industries. When he was told that a lot of ground water was available in the area, he said they should try to get surface water rather than underground water as that was a better option.
The Collector told him that the government had earmarked 25 million liters per day for the project. “Ground water position in the park area is good. There won’t be any problem with regard to availability of water,” he said. Sung also interacted with local weavers, who explained to him about the handloom clothes being manufactured by them.TSIIC managing director Narasimha Reddy told Sung that Warangal has a huge trained workforce which would be useful for the companies opening units in the park.