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    Smart City final agreement with DIC on Jan 31

    Finally its up !! Samrt City to take off !!

    [B]The agreement for setting up the proposed Rs 1,500 crore Smart City project in Kochi by the Dubai Internet City (DIC) will be signed on January 31, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said.[/B]

    Making it clear that there was no question of shelving any project just because of the Opposition's protest, he said the work for the [B]project would start before February 15. [/B]

    The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the project was inked on September nine at Kochi between the state government and Ahmed Bin-Bayath, Director-General of the Dubai Technology, Electronics, Commerce, and Media Zone Authority (Tecom), an undertaking of the Dubai Government, with the understanding that the final agreement would be inked within three months.
  • #1936
    Is it manadatory for the next govt. to respect this MOU or can they cancel/change it?

  • #1938
    Yes... the next govt will be legally bound to go by the agreement. Otherwise it will be a big legal hassle.
    Nobody will risk it. Particularly in this case becoz we all know that in its mind CPM knows they are opposing just for the sake of it, and people like Pinarayi is all ready to mollycoddle with
    Dubai-IC. Naturally we can expect that the stunts will come to an end with the signing. The next govt of CPM may even go out of way to do such things. The most controversial BOT project was signed by CPM - Mattanchery bridge. This was really a fleecing deal for public. Gammon India overstated costs and levy an exorbitant toll. The agreement makes sure that govt can do nothing in it.

    In the case of Infopark, public is hardly bothered. It does not affect them, unlike Mattanchery bridge. So CPM will have to ditch this "agitation" soon.

  • #1939
    I think the next government must cancel the agreement with DIC and should renegotiate with DIC on how to start the Smart City. Mr. Oooomben as well as his caucus is totally corrupt and the next CPIM led government has every right to cancel the smart city contact, not paying any compensation to DIC.


  • #1946
    No Government is going to cancel this project. actualy pinarayi said ,its only few months for the election so plz leave it to the next government so they cud sign the contract.( as marxists they r so happy to do such things... brought up someones baby) . if Mr Ommen chandy cant wait he cud sign but dont inagurate the smart city . leave it to the marxists. (if they win the next election.... ). this is not a new thing for the malyalees. it was the ppl who agitated against the Cochin aiport , inaugurated the airport . it was the ppl who agitated agaist self financing institutions, brought them in kerala. its was the ppl who agitated against Pre-degree board started the +2. so nothing to fear, they wont block it.. but the main thing.. will this time ppl of kerala allow the commies to inagurate smart city???

  • #2011
    As I said earlier, legally NOBODY CAN TOUCH SUCH AN AGREEMENT. Moreover, Pinarayi's stunts will end soon. He is in reality favoring the project unlike the frustrated Achut'dn

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