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SmartCity Kochi: It’s a ‘take it or leave it’ moment for Tecom Investments

It’s a ‘take it or leave it’ moment for Dubai-based Tecom Investments, as it gears up for the final round of talks with Kerala government to end the deadlock over the IT infrastructure joint venture Smartcity in Kochi. As if the gloom of Dubai debt woes was not enough, Tecom is likely to face the humiliation of its mantelpiece Indian …

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Techno-Lodges Coming to Kerala!

First two techno-lodges are inaugurated by chief minister VS Achuthanandanat Kadackal and Perinad panchayats in Kollam district recently.The first two techno-lodges had been fully taken over by Technopark-based Accentia Technologies, a company specializing in end-to-end business process management solutions for healthcare, financial and insurance sectors. The techo-lodge concept is expected to broad base the growth of the IT sector in …

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TMA’s Session on Cyber Crimes

Trivandrum Management Association (TMA) is organizing a lecture, titled Catching the Virtual Thief.The lecture comes in the wake of increasing cyber crimes and will aim at create awareness about safeguarding oneself against them. Cyber Detective & Crime Investigator Dhanya Menon will deliver the informative lecture at 06.00 PM on Thursday, 3 December 2009 at the Hotel Residency Tower. Revealing what …

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SmartCity Kochi Deal off, says S.Sharma if TECOM adamant

The deal between Kerala government and TECOM will have to be declared null and void if the later remains adamant on free-hold rights for 12 per cent of land, fisheries minister S. Sharma said Sunday In that case the next cabinet meet will decide on the future course of action he said. He said though several private players have evinced …

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Smart city Kochi: Muthoot Pappachan Group expresses interest

Kerala-based Muthoot Pappachan Group has expressed interest in taking over and developing the Smart city project. The board which met on Thursday morning took this decision. The Muthoot Group had earlier shown interest in the project at the time of its inception. The decision by Muthoot comes after the Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan cast doubts on the financial abilityof …

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SmartCity Kochi dream takes another beating

The long-standing dream of the Kochi SmartCity project – projected as an infrastructure project that would help that city and Kerala move into another gear of economic development – has suffered another stinging blow. State Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan publicly expressed doubts about the competence of the Dubai-based Technology and Media Free Zone Authority (Tecom) to undertake the project, stating …

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Smart City Kochi:Deadline seems to be a ‘dead’ line

Criticising the Government of Kerala for the endless delay in taking decisions regarding the Smart City project, sources close to Tecom said that the implementing agency would have to rethink the future of the project if the government failed to reach a consensus before December 31. “Deadline seems to be a ‘dead’ line’.Tecom is a business entity and projects are …

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Smart City Dubai is Lacking funds: Kerala Chief Minister

Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Wednesday said Smart City Dubai, the developer of the proposed Smart City IT park in Kochi, was “broke”.“Since they (Smart City Dubai) don’t have money, they are now trying to come up with numerous excuses,” the chief minister told reporters here when he was asked about the delay of the project. The government signed an …

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Kerala Opposition Party launches campaign for SmartCity Kochi

The Congress Party that leads Kerala’s opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) has launched a campaign for an ambitious IT project, put on hold due to differences between the state government and its Dubai-based promoters. Ramesh Chennithala, president of the Kerala unit of the party, kicked off the campaign by placing a wreath on the foundation stone of the $350mn SmartCity …

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Two years after the foundation stone, Smart City Kochi is yet to see any progress

Two years after the foundation stone for the Smart City IT park was laid here, the ambitious project is yet to see any progress, thanks to the unresolved issues between the government and the developer. The government signed an agreement with Smart City Dubai to develop the Rs.1,500-crore project and operate it. Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan laid the foundation stone …

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Tecom cannot dictate the government were to sign and what not to do:Kerala finance minister Thomas Isaac

Coming down heavily upon the Tecom authorities, the main promoters of SmartCity project., Kerala finance minister Thomas Isaac said, the Tecom cannot dictate the government were to sign and what not to do.Thomas Isaac said, the Tecom is putting some fresh demands and the LDF government is not liable to heed to each demand put forward by Tecom Thomas Isaac …

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Kerala Pressurising Tecom to start Work Smart City Soon

Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan Monday said the government would look for “other options” if Smart City Dubai, the developer of the proposed Rs.1,500-crore ($300 million) IT project, did not resolve its differences with the state and start construction soon.“The government is committed to the project and if they (Smart City Dubai) don’t solve the issues then we will look …

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18 hole Golf course in Nedumbassery by CIAL

A 18-hole Country Club golf course developed by the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) on its land would be inaugurated before December 2009, CIAL officials have said. The process to induct members will begin within two months. The golf course is built on a property adjacent to the airport, and it will be the largest golf course in the State. …

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Free Technopark Classifieds

A new free Technopark classifieds website tpbazaar.com, designed to help thousands of technopark employees has been launched by a group of techies there. tpbazaar.com provides information about houses and flats for rent, PG accommodation, availability of rooms, lodges around technopark. as well as the details of household items for sale, and used cars/bikes information,houses, properties and flats for sales,business and …

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