The two day mission of KFW team for possible financing for the development of inland waterways and transportation infrastructure in the island concluded today. The team had a detailed visit of the waterways and also visited the islands likeMoolampilly, Pizhala and Vypeen.The second mission of KFW was a team of five including Robert Valkovic (Principal Project Manager), Stephanie Reiger( Senior Project Manager),Julian Lenk (Project Manager),Peter Rooney( Technical Expert) and K.Usha Rao- Senior Sector Specialist

 The KFW team expressed complete satisfaction over the visit and stated that, they got a good overview of the project, especially after the stakeholder meeting and the site tour. They also said that they would hold further discussions with KMRL regarding the way forward. KMRL_BOAT JETTYYesterday KFW team had a detailed discussion on the DPR prepared by UMTC. The team suggested some minor modifications in the DPR and UMTC will be making it and resubmitting it in 2-3 days.

KMRL with Cochin Corporation started initiatives for developing a modern water transport system for the Greater Kochi region under UMTA, including the introduction of modern water-craft, renovation of boat-jetties and provision of connectivity between the boat-jetties and the bus & metro stations.  Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) have expressed interest in funding the project and a Detailed Project Report (DPR) on this is prepared by UMTC (Urban Mass Transit Company) for submission to the Government of India and the funding agency.

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