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Development Scenario of Kochi

Kochi is the predominant commerical and business center of kerala.Kochi has a strategic location on the international seafaring route lying midway between Europe, Middle East and East Asia and the Pacific Rim. The all weather natural harbour and the large export of goods, especially spices and sea food makes it a very important port in India.A city where the port in poises to develop an international container transshipments facility,for which the Prime minister Dr .Man Mohan Singh laid the foundation stone on 17 th February 2005.This 2118 Crore project on BOT basis would receive 450 TEU capacity mother ships.

Kochin Shipyard is one of the leading ship building and ship repair yards in the country. It is in the top 10 public sector undertakings of the Indian government and a builder of the largest ships for both the merchant navy and the Indian Naval Services. Cochin Shipyard is involved in building/repairing tankers, bulk carriers, tugs, patrol vehicles, passenger vessels and docking pontoons.

The Southern Naval Command has its headquarters in Cochin. The base is home to the Navy's main training centre, an air station (which was used by commercial airlines till the new airport was established). INS Venduruthy, the premier officers/sailors training centre of the Indian Navy, and INS Dronacharya, the leading gunnery school, are based here. The base is located on Willingdon Island.

Kochi Refineries Limited (formerly known as Cochin Refineries Limited) is a petroleum refining company with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) as the majority shareholder. In addition to producing petrol, the company also makes diesel, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), furnace oil, aviation turbine fuel, and bitumen.

Infopark Kochi, an IT infrastructural programme promoted by the government of Kerala, is a 100-acre campus situated close to the Cochin Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The Infopark is the best connected IT park in India with a host of ISPs as well as being close to VSNLs primary gateway that handles around 70% of the country's internet traffic. The Infopark aims to provide excellent infrastructure including office space and connectivity along with ease of starting up intotech companies within its campus.

Cochin International Airport (CIAL) is the first Greenfield airport setup in the public private partnership (PPP) model in civil aviation infrastructure sector in India. Cochin International Airport has the state-of-the-art facilities and traditionally designed architecture unique to Kerala, and has been constructed to enable any type of wide-bodied aircraft to land or take off with the least of hassles.

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