Kerala’s IT city promoted at Outsource World London

April 18th, 2008 - 7:21 pm ICT by admin  

Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) The proposed Rs.15-billion Smart City project at Kochi had its first marketing event at Outsource World London, a premier business trade platform, the company said here Friday. Outsource World London brought top executives, who are looking to outsource business services, face-to-face with exhibitors. The expo was held in London Wednesday and Thursday.

“Our participation served to raise awareness and interest about Smart City among local, regional and international audiences and at the same time engage stakeholders. This will further enhance credibility and awareness of Smart City locations,” a company press release said.

It added that Fareed Abdulrahman, CEO of Smart City and a board member of Smart City, Malta and Smart City, Kochi, made a presentation.

Smart City is based on the successful models of Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Dubai Knowledge Village and provides state-of-the-art infrastructure, environment and support systems that promote the growth of knowledge-based companies.

Smart City hopes to create a global network to assist companies to tap into various markets, opportunities and talent.

Work on the project at Kochi, being built by Dubai Internet City, is to begin in October.

Smart City Kochi will offer a host of business support services as well as residential, hospitality, retail and recreational facilities. The project has an employment generation potential of over 90,000 jobs.

The project was cleared last May, nearly three years after it was first mooted. When complete, it would have 8.8 million square feet of building, of which 70 percent would be for IT and IT-enabled services.

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