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Britain keen on infrastructure projects in Kerala

In a boost to Kerala's investment promotion campaign 'Emerging Kerala', Britain has promised to share the project profiles with major companies in the UK.

twitter-logoPTI | May 23, 2012 | Updated 08:58 IST

In a boost to Kerala's investment promotion campaign 'Emerging Kerala', Britain has showed keen interest in some big projects in IT, healthcare, infrastructure and education sectors of the state, and promised to share the project profiles with major companies in the UK .

This was disclosed by Mike Nithavrianakis, the British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai, in meetings with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and senior officials here last evening.

The Kerala team apprised Nithavrianakis of a number of upcoming projects, including NIMZ (National Investment Manufacturing Zone), development of minor ports, excellence in higher education, LNG-based power plants and development of inland waterways.

"The British official expressed keen interest in the projects and also promised to share these project profiles with top companies in the UK," said V Somasundaran, Additional Chief Secretary (Industries).

"Plans are also on the anvil to bring in someone from the ministerial level from the UK," he said.

In particular, the British team evinced interest in sectors like Information Technology, Healthcare, Infrastructure and Education, which incidentally are the core sectors of 'Emerging Kerala' Global Connect event, which is slated to be held in Kochi during September.

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