Thursday, August 10, 2006

North American Kerala association to build airport

Thiruvananthapuram: An umbrella organisation of Malayali associations in North America and Canada has decided to take the lead in building a domestic airport in Kerala's Pathanamthitta district.
The organisation called the Federation of Kerala Associations in North America (Fokana) is to build the terminal at Aranmulla in the central Kerala district.
"We have already identified 250 acres of land at Aranmula for the airport. Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan expressed full support to build a domestic airport on the model of the Cochin International Airport, where the state government would have around 20 percent stake," Fokana president Sasidharan Nair told IANS.
While Fokana would raise the capital, the government is expected to take care of the clearances required for the airport. Nair believes that Kerala's fifth airport would become a reality within two years.
09/08/06 Indian Muslims, US
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