KOCHI: That was music to their ears, even more heartening than the concert that followed. Public Works Minister V K Ibrahim Kunju’s statement on Monday that the government will take immediate steps to develop the roads and the necessary infrastructure in and around Infopark was the pleasant news the IT professionals, gathered to celebrate Infopark’s 10th anniversary celebrations, were waiting for quite some time.
Speaking at the valedictory function, the minister assured the gathering that the government will soon convene a meeting with the officials concerned, in the presence of the Chief Minister, to take up the work.
Benny Behanan, MLA, who presided, said information technology was one of the main industries that could redefine Kerala’s investment climate. P H Kurian, Principal Secretary, IT and Industries, said a concerted effort by all concerned can make Kerala a globally acclaimed IT hub in 10 years.
Infopark CEO Hrishikesh Nair who welcomed the gathering said the total investment in the Park and around it will be about Rs 3,000 crore.
The campus at present hosts more than 200 companies, including some of the big names in the industry such as TCS, Wipro, UST Global and Cognizant, in which more than 24,000 professionals work. Companies, Infopark office staff and governing board members who have completed 10 years with Infopark were felicitated on the occasion.