Technopark Kundara Kollam
Kollam Technopark: Kerala’s next big IT park in Kollam
The Government of Kerala, as part of its IT expansion plan, has committed to set up IT parks in every district and keeping up to the promise has handed over the land for setting up an IT park in Kollam.
The official launch of the development activities of Kollam Technopark will be done by Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on February 10, this year at Kundara, said an official spokepsperson.
The 40 acre campus will have an investment of over Rs. 800 crore and will provide direct employment opportunities for 20,000 IT and ITeS professionals. This is the first district level IT Park that is being launched by the Government of Kerala as part of the new IT Policy. Minister for Education Shri M A Baby will preside over the function.
Kollam District which is a veritable Kerala in miniature is gifted with unique representative features, such as sea, lakes, plains, mountains, rivers, streams, backwaters, forest, vast green fields and tropical crop of every variety both food crop and cash crop, so called ‘The Gods Own Capital’.
The Thiruvananthapuram Technopark currently houses 150 nationally and internationally reputed companies. According to IT Secretary Ajay Kumar, “the Thiruvananthapuram Technopark is our inspiration to set up similar parks in every district and the dream is coming to realization with this ceremony. Kollam in its own right is a developed district with the growing cashew industry, excellent educational institutions.”
He added that with the setting up of Technopark Kollam, Kerala hopes to see Kollam flourish and develop giving as a great IT hub providing better employment and a quality life to all professionals who choose to work from Kollam in future and make this place their home.