Monthly Archives: December 2014

One Kochi One Colour

After the successful completion of the Mission Clean Kochi Campaign, the Kochi Municipal Corporation has jumped to an advanced second phase with the plan to paint the city blue to ensure a unique identity for the city through the campaign called ‘One Kochi, One Colour’. As part of the project, the walls of buildings, especially those located in public areas in the city will be painted with blue colour.  The project will result to the complete makeover of the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’. Many associations like the Cochin Carnival Club, Rotary Club, Lions Club, Y’s Men International, CREDAI, Merchants Association et all have pledged their full support for this initiative and have also formed a society which will be in charge of implementing the project.


As the first phase, the carnival route of Fort Kochi was inaugurated by the actor Mammootty by painting a wall in Njaliparambu Junction with blue colour. 5000 litres of paint, which is required to paint at the first phase will be provided free of cost by Berger. The second phase of the project stretches from Rajendra Stadium to Broadway.

The entire programme was coordinated by c-hed for the Kochi Municipal Corporation.

Visit of Councillors from Vadodara Municipal Corporation to Kochi Municipal Corporation

A 40 member team of councillors from the Vadodara Municipal Corporation visited the Kochi Municipal Corporation to understand and learn about the city’s achievements. The team visited Kochi Municipal Corporation as they were attracted by the Corporation’s achievements in solid waste management. Sewage treatment, drainage, protection of heritage areas and E-governance were also discussed during the meeting. The team was led by the Municipal Secretary Shri. Chinthan R Desai.


A detailed presentation on the city profile was made by Shri.K.B. Gopalakrishna Pillai, Town Planning Officer of the Kochi Municipal Corporation.

The team had a detailed discussion with Hon’ble Mayor Shri. Tony Chammany, Deputy Mayor Smt. Bhadra B, Town Planning Standing Committee Chairman Shri. K.J.Sohan and the Kochi Municipal Corporation Secretary Smt. A.S. Anuja.


The All India Institute of Local Self-Government with its headquarters at Mumbai organized the visit.

This was coordinated by c-hed for the Kochi Municipal Corporation.

Visit of Japanese Delegation to Cochin


A 40 member Japanese delegation including the Mayors of five cities visited the Kochi Municipal Corporation and evinced great interest in helping the Cochin City in sewage treatment, water – disaster management and environmental issues. The 40 member Japanese delegation also included the members of Lake Nakaumi, Lake Shinji and Mt. Daisen Area Economic Council and the Sanin India Association.

A detailed presentation on Kochi’s urban landscape, development potential and issues was made by Dr. Rajan Chedambath, Director, Centre for Heritage, Environment and Development wing of the Kochi Municipal Corporation during the reception and the Japanese team made a presentation on Sanin province. The delegation was very keen in probing the ways to forge the mutual cooperation and economic development in water management, handling industrial waste, recycling and IT. The team also asked about the issues faced by the civic administration in the solid waste management sector. The team also visited the Brahmapuram treatment plant after the council reception to get a clear cut information about the waste management system of the Kochi Municipal Corporation. The team offered all support for the development and modernization of Kochi’s urban sector from Sanin’s areas of expertise.


Masataka Matsuura  (Mayor, Matsue City), Yasuo Nozaka (Mayor, Yonago City), Hideto Nagaoka (Mayor, Izumo City), Hiroki Kondo (Mayor, Yasugi City), Katsugi Nakamura (Mayor, Sakaiminato City), Hon’be Mayor Shri. Tony Chammany, Deputy Mayor Smt. Bhadra B, Kochi Corporation Secretary Smt. A.S. Anuja and Standing Committee Chairmen were also present.

The visit was organized by Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce and they will lead the collaboration between two cities.

The entire visit was coordinated by c-hed for the Kochi Municipal Corporation.

Students Council

The Kochi Municipal Corporation had organized Students Council as part of the Childrens Day Celebrations of 2014.Cleanliness was the main agenda of the council. The student council was being held after a gap of 20 years.

Students Council

Sanal Simon, a 10th class student of Assisi Vidyaniketan School, Chembumukku took the role of the Mayor and administered the council proceedings. Aravind S. Nair, a student of Bhavans Adarsha Vidyalaya, Kakkanad acted as the Opposition Leader. Aswathi Anil, a student of Government Higher Secondary School, Edappally took the role of Deputy Mayor.

The student representatives debated each other on the agenda and alleged that the Mayor was keen only for media attention. The Deputy Mayor rescued the Mayor from the opposition by explaining the projects that have been implemented throughout the council.

Hon’ble Mayor Tony Chammany, Deputy Mayor Bhadra. B and Standing Committee Chairman and Chairpersons watched the proceedings from the sidelines.

Students Council 2

The session was being held in collaboration with the Rajagiri Outreach.

The entire programme was coordinated by c-hed for the Kochi Municipal Corporation.

Inauguration of Mission Kochi 15-8-15

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala inaugurated the Mission Kochi 15-8-15 campaign of Kochi Municipal Corporation on 25th August 2014.  The new waste collection compact vehicles of the Kochi Municipal Corporation was also flagged off during the function. Public Works Minister V K Ibrahim Kunju handed over the letter of permission to the Clean Kerala Company to set up an e-waste disposal unit. Stakeholders of the ‘City Beautification’ project handed over their documents to the Hon’ble Minister for Excise and Ports, Shri. K Babu proclaiming their support for the implementation of the project. Prof. K.V. Thomas, Shri. Hibi Eden MLA, Shri. Dominic Presentation MLA, Shri. Benny Behanan MLA, Shri. Ludy Louis MLA and GCDA Chairman Shri. N Venugopal were the chief guests of the inaugural function. Hon’ble Mayor Shri. Tony Chammany, Shri. T. J Vinod, Chairman, Development Standing Committee and Smt. A. S Anuja, Secretary in Charge were also present.

Mission Kochi


The Mission Kochi 15-8-15 campaign include the 33 projects that were announced in the annual budgets as well as a few new ones which will be completed partially or fully within 393 days. The aim of the campaign is to fast-track the implementation of each one of them.

Mission Kochi 2

The projects under Mission Kochi 15-8-15:

  1. Main Office Building at Marine Drive
  2. New Municipal Solid Waste Plant in Brahmapuram
  3. E-Governance Programme
  4. ABC Programme
  5. RAY – Thuruthy Colony Project
  6. Waste Disposal in covered vehicle & GPS Tracking System
  7. Plastic Processing Unit at Brahmapuram jointly with Clean Kerala Company
  8. Ernakulam Town Hall Renovation
  9. Solar City Project
  10. City Mobility Plan
  11. Subash Bose Park Beautification
  12. LED Street Lights by EESL(Energy Efficiency Services Limited)
  13. Slaughter House at Mattancherry
  14. Corporation Auto-Stands
  15. Water Policy by SCMS
  16. Ro-Ro
  17. City Beautification
  18. Women Hotel at Paramara
  19. Zonal Adalath
  20. Septage Treatment Plant
  21. Pachalam Market
  22. Modern Street Name Boards
  23. Uniform Designed Wooden Kiosk
  24. Swimming Training Centre
  25. Multilevel Parking System
  26. Mattancherry Parvana
  27. BSUP Santhome Colony
  28. International Film Festival
  29. Water Transport System
  30. Old Age Home at Thevara
  31. Women Hostel at Kombara
  32. E-waste Disposal Unit jointly with Clean Kerala Company
  33. Pachalam Crematorium

The entire projects are being coordinated by c-hed for the Kochi Municipal Corporation.