Trivandrum: The Project Implementation Board of Technopark, Trivandrum has approved the master plan for the development of Kollam IT Park. Following the ‘Hub and Spoke’ model of development strategy of IT Department and Government of Kerala for the promotion of IT / ITeS industry in the State, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, one of the three hubs, is developing Technopark, Kollam as its spoke. The Park will soon be notified as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Tendering for infrastructure development works like 110 KV substation, internal roads, water supply scheme, etc are in progress. A modern sewage treatment plant is also part of the master plan.
“Conceptual design for a modern IT building, measuring half a million sqft of built-up space incorporating the green building concept has already been approved by the Board”, said Dr. Ajay Kumar IAS, Secretary (IT), who is also the Chairman of the Technopark Board. “The proposed IT building has a futuristic design marking a clear distinction from the conventional construction”, he added.
Mervin Alexander, CEO of Technopark said that the first phase of this building with a built-up space of one lakh sq. ft. is expected to be ready for occupation by August, 2010. “This iconic structure will be located at the top most point in the campus from where one will capture an enchanting view of the Ashtamudi Lake with its vast expanse of pristine waters!” he said, describing the upcoming park. Apart from this, developed plots of varying extents will be offered on lease basis to interested co-developers. When completed the Park will have a direct employment potential of about 8,000 IT professionals.
Kerala IT News