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Construction : Web Exclusive | June 2013 | Source : Construction Update

International convention centre to come up in Kochi

In Kochi’s Bolgatty Island, the UAE-based tycoon MA Ysuffali is to build the multi-thousand-crore international convention centre and hotel project. The project had recently come under intense media scrutiny after questions were raised about his land deal with Cochin Port Trust. Yusuffali is Managing Director of EmKe group and has also promoted LuLu Hypermarkets, which has launched the Rs 1,600-crore LuLu Mall, the country’s largest mall, in Kochi.

Work on the Bolgatty convention centre, which is being built on a scale to match the best across the world, will begin in the next three months. Yusuffali hinted at some compelling features about his dream project. The Bolgatty project will be an international convention centre with a seating capacity of 4,000 to 6,000 people.

The scale and grandeur envisaged are such that the centre would be able to host such prestigious events as SAARC summits, or even Oscar Awards function, he said. A five-star hotel would come up alongside. Yusuffali reiterated that apartments to be constructed as part of the project were meant to be ‘service apartments.’

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