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Ripon Building renovation

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Source : The Hindu Date : 27.06.2009

Ripon Building renovation

CHENNAI: The Ripon Building will be renovated under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin informed the Assembly. The Centre has sanctioned Rs.6.1 crore. The Chennai Corporation had proposed to the Centre the renovation project to conserve the original glory of the building.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 June 2009 05:46

Union Urban Development Secretary calls on Stalin

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Source : The Hindu Date : 24.06.2009

Union Urban Development Secretary calls on Stalin

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CHENNAI: Union Urban Development Secretary M. Ramachandran met Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin at Secretariat here on Tuesday and discussed issues relating to allotment of funds for the State under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission, mobilisation of resources for new projects under the mission, purchase of new buses to improve transport facilities and the progress of the Chennai Metro Rail project.

Mayor M. Subramanian; T.V. Somanathan, Secretary to Chief Minister (Monitoring); K. Deenabandu, Secretary to Deputy Chief Minister; Niranjan Mardi, Secretary, Municipal Administration and Water Supplies Department; Transport Secretary Atulya Mishra and Corporation Commissioner (in-charge) Ashish Chatterjee were among those present.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2009 06:20

CII working on Chennai ‘Aero Park’

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Source : The Business Line Date : 28.04.2009

CII working on Chennai ‘Aero Park’

Agenda for this fiscal unveiled; development plan for each district.

G. Moorthy

Mr C.K. Ranganathan, Chairman, Tamil Nadu State Council, Confederation of Indian Industry, flanked by Mr Bharath K.S, Chairman, Madurai Zone, and Mr Aravind Srinivasan, Vice-Chairman, recently unveiled the 2009-10 agenda in Madurai. —

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Madurai, April 27 Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is working on the establishment of an ‘Aero Park’ near Chennai, according to Mr C.K. Ranganathan, Chairman, Tamil Nadu State Council.

Unveiling the agenda for the year 2009-10, the newly elected Chairman said that the proposed park, which requires around 4,000 acres, would facilitate an investment of Rs 45,000 crore till 2015 and provide direct employment to one lakh people.

The Park would attract global players and engage in the design, manufacture and maintenance of all types of aircrafts for both the civil and military programmes, including training and education. “The Government is also keen on the project,” he said in a press meet.

Mentoring concept

Another key initiative is the preparation of a development plan for each district. For the development of the medium, small and micro enterprises (MSMEs), the mentoring concept — where successful entrepreneurs would guide the new ones — will be given thrust.

It has also been proposed to work at the top level management of companies to promote and execute the transformational ideas evolved by CII. During the year, CII will come up with an action plan to resurrect agriculture through promotion of affordable mechanisation, he said.

Asked about the economic scenario, he said that the situation should be better by the third quarter of 2009-10.

Earlier, the newly elected Chairman of CII, Madurai Zone, Mr Bharath K.S., outlining the agenda for the Zone for the year 2009-10, said that the theme ‘Advantage South Tami Nadu’ would be carried forward. In the implementation of the District Development Plans evolved by CII, the thrust areas would be health care, up-gradation of skills, tourism and development of business.

Monthly plans

A detailed month-wise work plan in the respective areas has been drafted for implementation. These include holding conferences with focus on family business, health care, skill development covering catering colleges, schools for improving quality, a three-day tourism event, six Star-trek sessions with successful entrepreneurs, capacity building sessions for MSMEs and creation of awareness on environmental issues. International air-connectivity for Madurai would be pursued, he added.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 04:40

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