Kochi: The 10 day long celebrations of the 10th anniversary of Infopark, Kochi came to a close with the valedictory function held on December 22, 2014. During the event, apart from felicitating companies that have completed 10 years at the facility, Infopark also honoured office staff who have been in service for the last 10 years.
Inaugurating the valedictory function, Minister for Public Works, Shri V K Ibrahim Kunju assured that the Government will do the needful to develop roads and other related infrastructure in and around Infopark to further fuel IT growth. “The government will soon convene a meeting with the officials concerned, in the presence of the Chief Minister, to take the necessary steps to renovate and develop roads and other related infrastructure near Infopark as a top priority.”
“We should work shoulder-to-shoulder to transform Kerala into a globally acclaimed IT hub in ten years from now,” said P H Kurian, Principal Secretary – IT.
Hrishikesh Nair, CEO, Infopark said the park has attained all milestones in terms of IT space, employment generation and software exports. “We have attracted over Rs 3,000 crore worth of investment, and generated over Rs 2,350 crores of software exports revenue.”
Over the last decade, the growth of Infopark has been spectacular both in terms of world-class IT space and employment generation. The facility currently boasts of over 4.5 million sq. ft. technology workspace with state-of-the-art infrastructure. The 100-acre Kochi campus is currently home to 200 plus companies, including some of the big names in the industry such as TCS, Wipro, Cognizant, UST Global etc. The park currently employs around 24,000 IT professionals.
Infopark has almost finished its Phase I development, with the construction of IT campuses by TCS and Brigade Group nearing completion. Work on the Rs. 2,500 crore Phase II project, spread across 160 acres, is progressing quickly and is expected to be ready for operations by 2020.
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