KOCHI Oct 28,2011: Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has given its final nod to Petronet LNG Ltd's proposal for expanding the capacity of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at Puthuvypu, off Kochi from 2.5 million tonnes to 5 million tonnes.
Kochi October 20, 2011: The Kochi Port has invited expression of interest from firms for participating in global competition for setting up a Free Trade Warehousing Zone (FTWZ) on BOT basis at the port area.
BPCL plans to set apart Rs 20,000 cr for Kerala projects
KOCHI Oct 21,2011 : Public sector Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) plans to set apart Rs 20,000 crore for further enhancing the capacity of Kochi Refinery (KRL) at nearby Ambalamugal and for setting up a petrochemical complex, Union Petroleum Minister S Jaipal Reddy said today.
Kochi Oct 13, 2011 :The Kerala High Court on Wednesday refused to interfere with the demolition of North Railway Overbridge (ROB), and asked for clarifcation from the state government on the status of the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd formed to execute the Metro Rail project
Emerging Kerala 2012 - Mega Investors Meet
Sep 25: Kerala geared to promote itself as an emerging investment destination. In spite of the downturn in World Economy, its visible contributions to Indian economy are significant. Government of Kerala decided to go for the “Emerging Kerala” branding to make it the “Investors’ Own Destination”.
Dredging operations are in progress at Vallarpadam
Kochi Aug 22,2011: Dredging operations are in progress at the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam for achieving the targeted depth of 15.95 m to make ICTT the deepest container terminal in the country.
KOCHI Sep19,2011: The International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam is likely to get the much-awaited cabotage law waiver within a month, shipping secretary K Mohandas told TOI here on Sunday.Cabotage law bans foreign ships from operating as feeder vessels for international transshipment containers cargo from Indian ports, and this was being perceived as a major roadblock in the growth of ICTT..
First oceanarium project in India to come up in city
Kochi Jul 18, 2011: A first of its kind Oceanarium project in India, estimated to cost Rs 350 crore, is being launched on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode at nearby Puthuvypeen. The project, an initiative of the state Fisheries Resource Management Society (FIRMA), is proposed to be rolled out under Design, Built, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis through a competitive bidding process.
ICTT Growth Potential
Kochi Mar 2011: India’s first International Container Trans-shipment Terminal (ICTT) in the Special Economic Zone at Vallarpadam Island will turn India into a key player in International trade map. When fully developed, the ICTT, a part of the expansion project at the Cochin Port, would be the largest individual terminal in India.
Four lakh to use Kochi Metro Rail
Kochi Sep 30, 2011 :Confident of completing the Kochi Metro project by 2015, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is expecting initial traffic of nearly four lakh commuters daily.
Kochi Sep 16, 2011 : Planning Commission gives in-principle clearance to the over Rs.4,000-crore project
The proposed Kochi Metro Rail project is a step closer to realisation, with the Planning Commission on Thursday giving in-principle clearance to the mass-rapid mode of transport that was mooted over five years ago to decongest Kochi.
Kochi, Feb 11: The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, today dedicated to the nation the first phase of the Rs 6,250-crore International Container Transhipment Terminal at nearby Vallarpadam Island that would help exporters access mainline container vessels calling at the port.
Kochi, Feb. 10:
The Rs 3,200-crore ICTT is expected to make Kochi a key destination in the shipping world and reduce India's dependence on foreign ports to handle transshipment cargo.
The dawn of a new era in the history of Kochi will begin with the inauguration of the Vallarpadam International Container Transhipment Terminal by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh..