Trivandrum: The Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) is organising KINFRA Day and an Annual Day lecture series of KINFRA Forum of Excellence as part of the 22nd anniversary celebrations on March 06, 2015.
Chief Minister, Shri Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the celebrations and Industries Minister, Shri P K Kunhalikkutty will preside over the function.
The first of these series of lecture will be delivered by Dr. Ashok K Lahiri, Chairman, High Level Committee to Interact with Trade and Industry on Tax Laws, Govt. of India; Former Chief Economic Adviser for Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, GoI and Former Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB). The topic of lecture is on Tax Reforms & Infrastructure Investments to Boost Economic growth.
Other speakers on the occasion include K M Chandrasekhar, Vice Chairman, Kerala State Planning Board; Jiji Thomson IAS, Chief Secretary, Govt of Kerala; P H Kurian, Principal Secretary, Industries & IT; and Dr. G C Gopala Pillai, MD, KINFRA.
In the past 22 years KINFRA set up 22 theme based Industrial Parks in Kerala in areas such as garments, infotainment, marine & seafood, rubber, exports, electronics, Textiles, Bio-Technology, food processing, and SME sector. It also includes India s first International Apparel Park in Thiruvananthapum, India’s first Export Promotion Industrial Park in Ernakulam, India’s first Infotainment Park – the KINFRA Film & Video Park, in Thiruvananthapuram, India’s first Food Processing Industrial Park in Malappuram and Hi-tech Park in Kochi, etc.
KINFRA has developed Joint Venture Projects like India’s first Rubber Park (JV with Rubber Board) at Kochi, India’s first Seafood processing Park (JV with MPEDA) at Alappuzha, KINESCO, Kochi (JV With NTPC Electric Supply Company Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary company of NTPC Limited), Kottayam Port & Container Terminal Services Private Limited (KPACT), Kottayam (JV with South Indian Chamber of commerce and Industry (SICCI), Kottayam),Western India KINFRA Ltd. (WISE Park) at Palakkad. and A Joint Venture Company between KINFRA and ICICI known as I-KIN to identify and facilitate the development of infrastructure projects in the State.
KINFRA has developed various parks under different schemes. KINFRA is the Nodal Agency for the Ministry of Food Processing Industry and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GoI.
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Photo: An image of the proposed Life Science Park by Kinfra