KIIFB To Get Help For Infra Dev
CM makes commitment at National Seminar on emerging trends in infrastructure financing | By Yentha
On Aug 29, 2017


Trivandrum: Lauding the pivotal role being played by the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) in addressing the infrastructure deficit being faced by the state, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the government would allocate Rs 40,000 crore to KIIFB this year to take a number of key infrastructure development projects forward.

“In its first two budgets, the government had already allotted Rs 50,000 crore for KIIFB towards various projects. Of these, KIIFB has already submitted an estimated Rs 2,612 crore worth of project proposals,” Vijayan said.

He was inaugurating a national seminar on ‘Opportunities and Challenges in Public Infrastructure Financing’ organised by KIIFB. The high-profile summit brought together top policymakers, representatives of financial sector regulatory bodies, senior bank officials, merchant bankers and senior government officials in charge of public financial institutions and development corporations.
“Under KIIFB’s aegis, several infrastructural development projects crucial to Kerala’s growth are in progress. For instance, various electricity harnessing projects estimated at Rs 5,200 crore that will help find a solution for Kerala’s energy crisis,” Vijayan added.

Other ongoing vital projects funded through KIIFB include Rs. 1,781 crore towards PWD works, Rs. 272 crore for proposed light metro rail, Rs. 1,700 crore for the industrial sector, Rs. 351 crore for the IT sector, Rs. 1,690 crore for water resources department, Rs. 968 crore for health and family welfare, Rs. 678 crore for education, Rs. 74 crore for pre-metric hostel, Rs 45 crore for working women hostel, among others.

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