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Kochi Municipal Corporation – Annual Budget 2014-2015

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The Fourth Annual Budget of the Kochi Municipal Corporation, led by the Hon’ble Mayor of Cochin Shri Tony Chammany, was presented by the Deputy Mayor of the city Smt. Bhadra on February 17th, 2014. The 8,57,75,31,849 rupees budget aims at the overall development of the city with growth in every sector. This years budget emphasizes on the overall improvement of Transportation sector through the introduction of Non-Motorized Transport System, E- Rickshaws etc.

Budget Speech 2014-2015

AsianCitiesAdapt : Learning Exchange

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Twenty cities from all around South Asia came together in Cochin on October 30th, 2013 to learn from each other on the issue of adaptation to climate change at the AsianCitiesAdapt: Learning Exchange, co-organized by Kochi Municipal Corporation and ICLEI South Asia.

DSC_0056The workshop, that took place on 30th-31st October 2013, gathered an impressive line-up of high level local representatives from India, the Philippines, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Nepal, who discussed solutions on how cities can adapt to climate change, together with climate experts and other practitioners from India, Southeast Asia and Europe.

Dignitaries included Mayor Maizan Ali Manik, Male city (Maldives); Mayor Zulfikar Ali, Mongla and Mayor Shamim Al Razi, Singra (Bangladesh) and Deputy Mayor Tikender S Panwar, from Shimla (India).

DSC_0348The workshop, a forerunner to the closure of the project “AsianCitiesAdapt – Impacts of Climate Change in Target Cities in India and the Philippines and Local Adaptation Strategies” – brought together science, policy and practice to help four cities in India (Howrah, Madurai,Vishakapatnam and Kochi) and four cities in the Philippines (Baguio, Dagupan, San Fernando, Tuguegarao) take the first steps towards developing an appropriate adaptation strategy.

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

MOBILITY GRID WORKSHOP – Joining the Dots….

The city of Cochin is witnessing the great shift towards a metro city with its infrastructure boom and transport projects. With the commencement of many major projects, the focus has shifted to providing seamless and sustainable accessibility and connectivity through integration of transport systems. The challenge lies in understanding the opportunities and constraints and visualizing the transport requirements to plan for better implementation.

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In this regard a Mapping and Implementation Workshop was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Mayor Shri.Tony Chammany and organised by c-hed.The workshop debated on the major shortcomings in urban transport connectivity and involved the exercise of identifying areas with poor connectivity in the Central Business District area. As a result a grid was prepared led  IMG_8959by Ms. Susan Zielinski, Managing Director, SMART, University of Michigan.

Participants in the workshop, including Kochi Municipal Corporation chairman, councilors, representative  of residents associations and civic experts, attended the exercise of identifying the connectivity in the specified area.

ANNUAL BUDGET 2013-2014 of the Kochi Municipal Corporation

 

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The Third Annual Budget of the Kochi Municipal Corporation, led by the Hon’ble Mayor of Cochin Shri Tony Chammany, was presented by the Deputy Mayor of the city Smt. Bhadra on March 23rd 2013. This year’s budget has been formulated so as to cater to the needs of the city as a developing metro. Various proposals have been incorporated with a vision to improve the infrastructure facilities in the city. Importance has been laid down on boosting transportation, solid waste treatment, health, potable water supply, other dedicated projects to tackle water-logging issues, with Metro Cochin Transport Corporation and Pedestrian Master Plan acting as one of the preeminent  projects for the city. The Annual Budget of 2013-2014 of the Kochi Municipal Corporation also focused on making Cochin the first women-friendly city in the country through a number of projects.

 

 

 

Budget Speech 2013-14