GMR Infra signed MoU with GIIC for developing Kakinada SEZ

May 19, 2015 17:44 IST

GMR Infrastructure Ltd on 18 May 2015 signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Guizhou International Investment Corporation (GIIC) for developing Kakinada Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) in Andhra Pradesh.

The MoU was signed by Challa Prasanna, President of Kakinada SEZ (KSEZ) Pvt Ltd. It seeks to set up industrial park for Chinese high-end equipment manufacturing companies in Kakinada SEZ (KSEZ).

In this regard, GIIC plans to set up 2000 acres industrial park. The fully developed facility by KSEZ and GIIC will in turn generate over 5000 jobs for both skilled and unskilled workers.

For developing the infrastructure and various facilities of the industrial park, GIIC will invest 500 million US dollars. In addition, Chinese companies setting up units at the park will invest 2-3 billion US dollars on their operations for over five years.

About Kakinada Special Economic Zone
• The Kakinada Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) is a port based Multi Product Special Economic Zone, spread over approximately 10500 acres.
• Situated strategically on the Eastern Coast in an area rich in oil and natural gas deposits, this zone has an excellent logistical linkages to National Highways, Railway networks, Air and Sea Ports.
• This SEZ caters to the existing process industries and emerging industries like Refinery, Renewable Energy, Ship Building, Biotech, Nanotech, IT/ITES, Toys, Games and Sports Goods manufacturing Park, etc.

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