The inauguration of setting up of Water Treatment Plant at Subhash Bose Park and the Kick off of ‘Towards Plastic Less Kochi’ Campaign were held at Subhash Bose Park on July 8, 2022.
Category Archives: Ongoing Projects
Inauguration of the Mini Nature Interpretation Centre and the release of the Handbook on ‘Trees of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry
World Environment Day 2022 – Kawaki project launch
European Union – IURC delegation visits the Greater Cochin Development Authority
European Union – IURC delegation visits Cochin Port Trust
European Union – IURC delegation visits Advanced Centre for Atmospheric Radar Research, CUSAT
EU – IURC delegation visits CSML
Mullassery Canal Project – Team visit
Ms. Teresa Kerber, the Project Manager for SUD-SC Phase II project of GIZ visited Kochi to meet with the Hon’ble Mayor and Dr. Rajan Chedambath, Director, c-hed. She was accompanid by Ms. Charlotte Pusch, GIZ, Ms. Fathim Rashna, GIZ, Mr. Esakkiraj S, GIZ. The team also visited the Ente Kochi Urban Design Competition site – the Mullassery canal, post the discussions.
Morgenstadt Global Smart Cities Initiative (MGI) – Sustainable Neighbourhood project
SITE VISIT AND STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP
As part of the ongoing Morgenstadt Global Smart Cities Initiative (MGI) – Sustainable Neighbourhood project, the project team from Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO), Stuttgart, University of Stuttgart, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) visited Kochi. The team along with the c-hed visited the project area at Elamakkara North division (Division 33), Puthukkalavattam division (Division 34) and the Government Higher Secondary School, Elamakkara to evaluate the interventions identified for implementation in this area.
Following this, a stakeholder consultation workshop was held. Stakeholders from various departments like Kerala Water Authority, Kerala State Electricity Board, ANERT, division councillor, Kochi Municipal Corporation officials, representatives from Government Higher Secondary School, Elamakkara and residence associations attended the workshop. The technical team from Fraunhofer Institute presented the project ideas. The session ended with a group exercise where the stakeholders shared their views and opinions on different interventions proposed.
SITE VISIT TO PHOTOVOLTAIC DEMO INSTALLATION AREA
The Fraunhofer expert along with the c-hed visited the PV demo project area at Elamakkara North division (Division 33).
STAKEHOLDER MEETING ON DEMO INSTALLATION
A stakeholder meeting with Kerala State Electricity Board and ANERT was held to discuss on the feasibility of PV demo installations proposed in the project area.
TUMI – WAY FINDING SIGNAGES INAUGURATION
Kochi Ithile way finding signage project was created based on Reimagining Fort Kochi
Proposal and and Transport Strategy document by SMART-SUT for West Kochi Island with
partners including Kochi Municipal Corporation, Centre for Heritage, Environment and
Development (C-HED), and GIZ India , through the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative
(TUMI), funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
The Way finding signages developed through a consultative process aims to provide
localized information both for locals as well as tourists. This information can be beyond the
architectural and heritage landmarks and can also address the local landmarks, public
spaces, activity generators and other aspects which the locals and tourist associate to. This
will be developed as large panel format and will include information both in Malayalam as
well as in English (if possible, also braille and audio will be offered).
The way finding signages were inaugurated by the Hon’ble Kochi MLA Shri. K.J. Maxy presided by the Hon’ble Mayor of Kochi Municipal Corporation Adv. M. Anilkumar in presence of Standing committee chairs, Councillors, and other officials.