EMERGING KERALAA bouquet of opportunities for the world totake note of, Emerging Kerala 2012, is theopportunity to explore, invest and establish business interests in Kerala. With a pro-active administration and investment-friendly policies, this is the gateway tomake a mark on the industrial playgroundof Kerala.
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Vision of Emerging Kerala 2012 To make Kerala a premier global hub of economic activity, through fostering entrepreneurship and industry, which leverage its inherent strengths, resulting in equitable socio-economic growth.
Mission of Emerging Kerala 2012 To present and showcase Kerala and Create awareness amongst all stakeholders - Enterprises, Government, Institutions, Leaders & Influencers, Investors and General Public - through continuous engagement and connect initiatives, while simultaneously creating the right environment, to facilitate the transformation of Kerala into a business hub and preferred investment destination.
Objectives1. To highlight the inherent strengths of Kerala and to position Kerala as a Hub of economic activity and Global Connect in south India2. To project ‘God’s Own Country’ as ‘Investor- friendly Destination’3. To showcase the potential and opportunities in various sectors keeping in view the need for sustainable development
INFRASTRUCTUREKerala, the State in India that occupies the number two positionin Investment Climax Index is on a march to be the number one.It has the first and only International Container TransshipmentTerminal….three international airports with the fourth onetaking wings….India’s only spot where both submarine cablesSEA-ME-WE3 and SAFE land... the only full-fledged Marina inIndia….highest density of science and technology personnel inIndia.Kerala pioneered the concept of dedicated infrastructure withthe setting up of Techno park – the first of its kind in thecountry. It is also home to the second LNG regassificationterminal.
Contd…Kerala pioneered the concept of dedicated infrastructurewith the setting up of Techno park – the first of its kind inthe country. It is also home to the second LNGregassification terminal.When it comes to centres of excellence, apart from theIndian Institute of Management and the National Institute ofTechnology, Kerala also has institutes such as the IndianInstitute of Space and Technology and Indian Institute ofScience Education and Research.
GeographyKerala enjoys the advantage of being on the transnational tradecorridor, connecting the Gulf to Singapore, Europe and to the FarEast.With the Arabian Sea to the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by forty-four rivers, Kerala enjoysdiverse geographical features. From tall mountains and deep valleysto endless backwaters and an extensive coastline, Kerala has it all.Bestowed with a pleasant and equable climate throughout the year,Kerala is a tropical land with the coast running down its entire lengthand the Western Ghats forming a protective barrier against the drywinds from upto north. The monsoons (June-September & October-November) and summer (February-May) are the seasons markedlyexperienced here, while winter is only a slight drop in temperaturefrom the normal range of 28-32°C.
Mega PROJECTSSupplementary Gas Infrastructure ProjectKochi Metro Rail ProjectVizhinjam International Deepwater MultipurposeSeaportMonorail Project in Thiruvananthapuram
Supplementary GasInfrastructure ProjectA Joint Venture Company, Kerala Gail Gas Limited(KGGL) has been formed between KSIDC and M/s. GailGas Limited. KGGL will take up activities like City GasDistribution in Kerala, CNG Stations for KSRTC Buses,establishment of Gas Training Institute, laying of SpurLines from GAILs main pipeline, setting up of smallGas based small power generating plants etc. The totalinvestment for the project is estimated at Rs.2,000Crores ($400 million).
Kochi Metro Rail ProjectThe Project envisages construction of a world-class LightMass Rapid Transit System in Kochi to enhance the qualityof life for the Greater Kochi metro area by improvingregional connections and reducing overcrowding, trafficcongestion, transit time, air and noise pollution. TheProject, having a total route length of 25 Km would behaving 21 stations, from Aluva to Petta. The constructionmethodology proposed is elevated viaduct carried over pre-stressed concrete ‘U’ shaped girders. A Special PurposeVehicle (SPV) by the name ‘Kochi Metro Rail Limited’ hasbeen formed for the implementation of the project. Theestimated project cost is Rs. 4500 Crores ($900 million).
Vizhinjam International DeepwaterMultipurpose Seaport This Multipurpose Seaport is an ambitious project of Government of Kerala, being developed at Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram. The project is proposed to follow Landlord Port Model, where dredging, reclamation and basic infrastructure like construction of break-water and quay will be done by Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd (a company fully owned by Govt of Kerala). Port Operation will be on PPP model. Terminal superstructure will be built by private operator who will also operate and maintain it for 30 years. The port development along with the external infrastructure work is envisaged to be carried out in phases with the cumulative cost estimated at around Rs. 7000 Crores ($1.4 billion). The port is envisaged to provide in total 2000m of quay length in three phases and is designed to cater primarily for containers transshipment, besides providing for other type of cargo such as Multi-Purpose, Break Bulk.
Monorail Project in ThiruvananthapuramThis is a prestigious single-rail mass transit project of Government ofKerala having a route length of 28.4 Km, connecting the towns ofKazhakuttom and Balaramapuram in Thiruvananthapuram district.Monorail is a rail-based transportation system based on a single rail,which acts as its sole support and guideway. The rail will bestraightened on a track upon the median that divides the main road.Concerns like land acquisition will be minimum, as only junctions areneeded to be widened to incorporate the passage. The running train isto comprise of four cars capable of carrying more than 200 persons ata time. The trains would breeze past through the elevated rails at asafe speed of 40Kmph. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 3408Crores ($682 million). The detailed Traffic study on the project is beingdone by National Transportation Planning & Research Centre (NATPAC).
Other pROJECTS:Petroleum Chemicals & Petrochemical Investment Region(PCPIR)Kochi-Palakkad National Investment and Manufacturing Zone(NIMZ)Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) KottayamHigh Speed Rail Corridor (HSRC)Sea Plane Services in KeralaElectronic HubTitanium Sponge ProjectOceanarium Project at KochiLife Sciences ParkGas Based Power Project at Cheemeni
SECTORSFavourable socio-cultural and physical environment, blessed withnatural resources and a leading travel destination in India, Keralais today a destination with diverse investment opportunities.It is not a windfall of investments that we are currently lookingforward to; but for investments that can energize some of thethrust sectors in the industrial domain of Kerala.Twenty-six sectors have been identified for showcasing inEmerging Kerala 2012. The various departments underGovernment of Kerala will be announcing appropriate policies andprojects in these sectors, under the guidance of respectiveMinisters.
Different sectors:-The following Project profiles have beenprepared by various Departments, PSUs & otheragencies for showcasing in Emerging Kerala2012:1.Tourism2.Healthcare services3.Manufacturing including Engineering &Automotive4.Projects under MSME Sector5.IT / ITES / IT Infrastructure6.Science & Technology
Emerging Kerala 2012 ….who will participateParticipants– 2500Leaders from India and abroad – Business and corporate leaders, Ministers, policy makers, renowned scholars, etcBusiness & Trade delegations from across the globeDiplomatic Missions from various countriesEminent personalities from all walks of life
Confirmations so far – Prominent faces from Union CabinetHon. Prime Minister of India – Inaugurated on 12th Sept 2012 Shri.Sharad Pawar – Min(Agriculture & Food Proc.) Shri. Ghulam Nabi Azad – Min (Health & Family Welfare) Shri. Kamal Nath – Min (Urban Development) Shri. Anand Sharma – Min (Commerce & Inds, Textiles) Kumari Selja - Min (Housing, Urban Poverty Allevn. & Culture) Shri. G.K. Vasan – Min (Shipping) Shri. N.N. Meena – MoS (Finance)And Union Ministers from Kerala
Notable Indian participationProminent Corporates/ CEOs include:• Dr. M.Majeed, Chairman and MD, Sami Labs• Mr. Abhijith Rajan, CMD, Gammon India• Mr. B. K. Patodia ,CMD, GTN Group• Mr. Rajiv Agarwal , CEO & Managing Director ,Essar Ports Limited• Mr. Shailesh Pathak, President Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd.• Mr. Ajith GulabchandCMD, HCC• Mr. Aditya Ghosh ,President, IndiGo Airlines• Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Chairman, Aptech• Mr. Rana Kapoor, MD&CEO. Yes Bank Ltd
Notable Indian participationFrom Government we will have for Emerging Kerala 2012• Shri. M.S. Ahluwalia, Dy. Chairman, Planning Commission• Dr. Subir Gokarn, Dy. Governor, RBI• Shri. Sam Pitroda, Chairman, NIC• Shri. Sudhir Vasudeva, CMD, ONGC• Shri. Ashish Khanna, Head-Energy Division, World Bank• Shri. R.K. Singh, CMD, BPCL• Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai, CEO&MD, BrahMos• Shri.Chandrasekhara Verma, Chairman, SAIL• Mr.R.N.Nayak, CMD, Power Grid Corporation of India• Mr.A.K.Balyan, MD& CEO, Petronet LNG• Mr.H.P.Kumar, CMD, National Small Industries Corporation Ltd• Mr.B.P.Rao, CMD, BHEL
Some of the Prominent Foreign delegations/ Diplomats & Corporates• Representation from over 50 Nations from across the world•Ambassadors of League of Arab States – 21 Nations•Ambassadors from GRULAC Nations - 16 nations ; Group Co- ordinator- Ambassador of Peru•Ambassadors - Embassies of UAE, Poland, and Turkey•High Commissioners - Australia, Brunei and Mauritius
Prominent Foreign delegationsTrade delegations - China, Canada, UK, USA, Australia, Japan,Malaysia• Canada - 45 member delegation• China - 23 member delegation• UK - 45 member delegation• USA - 15 member delegation• Australia – 3 member delegation• Japan - 12 member delegation• Malaysia - 4 member delegation• Singapore – 4 member delegation• Qatar - 4 member delegation• Germany -5 member delegation
Some Prominent Dignitaries /Diplomats• H.E. Mr.He Duanqi – Vice Governor, Yunnan Province - Leading the delegation from Yunnan Province• H.E. Dato Seri S. Samy Vellu – Special Envoy to India and South Asia (Infrastrucutre) , Ministerial Rank, Prime Ministers Department , Government of Malaysia – Leading the delegation from Malaysia• H.E Ms. Nancy Powell – US Ambassador to India• H.E.Sir.James Bevan – High Commissioner of UK to India• H.E.Mr. Peter Varghese AO – Australian High Commissioner to India
Few Prominent Foreign Corporates• Mr. Abdullatif Al Mulla – Group CEO, Tecom Investments• Mr. Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah – Group CEO, DP World• Dr. Francoise Cluzeau – Sr. Advisor, NICE International, U.K• Mr. Shah Hakim Zain – Group CEO, SCOMI Group, Malaysia• Dr. Jebamalai Vinanchiarachi – Sr. Economist & Former Principal Advisor to Director General, UNIDO• Mr.Ta Shengua – Board Chairman, Yunnan Yuntianhua Group• Mr. Wang Minghui – Board Chairman, Yunnan Baiyao Group
Prominent Foreign Corporates (part of Trade Delegations)• Mr. Mike Shaw – Managing Director, Balfour Beatty, UK• Mr. Padraic Kelly – Managing Director, Happold Consulting ,UK• Mr. Essa Hilal Al-Kuwari – President of Kahramaa, Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation• Mr. Wael Sawan – EVP & Qatar Country Chairman, Qatar Shell GTL Limited• Mr. Dennis Gross – President, The Parallel Group, NY- USA• Mr. Dai Zhengwan – Vice General Manager, Zhaotong Honglian Industry Co,Ltd, Yunnan• Mr. Benoit Cattin Martel – President & MD, Bombardier Transportation India
Sectors for Bi-lateral Co-operationCountry Areas for Bi-lateral Co-operationChina Tourism, Electronic Hardware, Agro based industries, Biotechnology, ,Pharmaceuticals, EnergyCanada Knowledge & Education , Food processing,, Textiles, ManufacturingUK Healthcare, Logistics, Knowledge, IT, Infrastructure, EngineeringUSA Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, TelecommunicationsAustralia Knowledge, IT, Tourism, Agribusiness, Infrastructure, Renewable Energy , Waste & Water Management , Sports Management, Healthcare
Sectors for Bi-lateral Co-operationCountry Areas for Bi-lateral Co-operationJapan Energy - Gas Infrastructure projects; Infrastructure- High Speed Rail Corridor project ElectronicsSingapore Engineering , Waste Management, Knowledge/EducationMalaysia Knowledge , Engineering, Tourism, InfrastructureQatar Infrastructure, Energy, Water Technology, Gas & Energy
Sectors for Bi-lateral Co-operationCountry Areas for Bi-lateral Co-operationUAE Infrastructure, IT, TourismGRULAC countries Tourism, Energy, Gas based Infrastructure, Power, Agriculture
ConclusionLet us hope for an equitable enterprising and egalitarian Kerala through model of sustainable development.As Management students,we should utilise our ideas and concepts maximum in the future through our efforts for the successful development of our nation without any bias.