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Antony to visit Gulf to woo NRKs to invest in Kerala

Kerala Chief Minister A K Antony today said he would soon visit the Gulf countries to …

Kerala Chief Minister A K Antony today said he would soon visit the Gulf countries to woo Non Resident Keralites to invest in the state in various sectors, including Information Technology and tourism.

Speaking at a function after laying the foundation stone for the new block of the International Terminal Building at the Cochin International Airport, Antony said he would take all steps to look into the grievances of the NRKs regarding exhorbitant air fares being charged by Air India on the Gulf route.

The Managing Director of the Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL), V J Kurien, said Rs 560 million would be spent for the new terminal building and other facilties to be provided.

Once the new terminal becomes operational, 12 more immigration counters would come up, in addition to the present 18.

Three more aerobridges, two conveyor belts and two apron bays would come at the new terminal building, Kurien said.

Seating arrangements would be provided to about 700 passengers at a time.

Industries Minsiter P K Kunhalikutty was also present.

Founder Chairman of the airport and senior Congress leader K Karunakaran also spoke.

Earlier, CIAL`s Board of Directors met and decided to utilise 1300 acres of land of CIAL for various development projects. (PTI)

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