Kochi has been an important commercial trading and tourist destination in Kerala with a population in excess of 2 million as per the Census 2011. As a port city which is strategic located, it is ideally equipped with robust connectivity through road, rail and air travel. The city offers international connectivity to various destinations in the Middle East as well as South East Asia. Kochi is also connected to various domestic destinations through a network of state and national highways and through its two railway stations.
Strategically located economic centre with port, road, rail and domestic & international air connectivity.
Prominent industries are tourism, electronics hardware and IT/ITeS industry, shipbuilding, petrochemical refining, handicrafts, rubber, coir, seafood and other agricultural food products such as spices, bananas, coconuts, etc.
Availability of excellent talent pool Key areas of growth are international trading, hi-tech industries, tourism, IT/ITeS and marine exports
New international terminal costing INR 3 billion & catering to 10,000 passengers per annum has been announced
Kochi Metro Rail with connectivity from Alwaye (North) to Petta (South) is planned.
Upcoming International Container Trans-shipment Terminal spread on 115 acres to handle 5.5 mn TEU's
Oceanarium, an underwater world aquarium housing marine creatures with research facilities is under construction
LNG Re-gasification Terminal 1st phase of 2.5 Million TPA, which will be enhanced to 5 Million TPA in the 2nd phase Airport-Seaport Road for faster accessibility to airport and better connectivity of the CSEZ with other commercial areas is being constructed.