The Cochin Special Economic Zone
(CSEZ) is an Industrial Park
located at Kochi
. It is established in an area of in the Kakkanad
area under the Thrikkakara
Municipal Town. It is a multi-product zone, with units operating in Gems and Jewelry, Electronics Hardware, IT and Engineering Services, Food Processing and Textiles. Currently it has 135 units operating. In FY2009-10, the total exports stood at 17124 crores,, ranking it the fourth in the country. It was originally started as one of the first Export Processing Zone
, and was later converted into a Special Economic Zone
in 2003, when that system was introduced. It is operated by the Government of India
, Ministry of Commerce
, under the CSEZ Authority, and headed by a Developent Commissioner. It is the first integrated industrial park in Kerala.
Kochi having a natural and all-weather port is strategically positioned on the international ocean trade routes. It is well connected to the rest of the country by the road and rail networks. The Cochin International Airport
, situated at a distance of 25 km offers air connectivity to the major cities in India, as well as to the middle east and South-east Asia. The financial and industrial activities of the state is concentrated in and around the city, and it is widely referred to as the Commercial Capital of the state.
The zone offers standard design factory floors, and plots of... Read More