A seven member team from KFW visited KMRL today regarding the funding of water transport project for Kochi and its suburbs. The members of the team were : 

1) Dr. Wolfram Klein, Head of South Asia Division, BMZ  (German Ministry of Economic and Development Cooperation)

2) Dr. David Tantow, Dy. Head of South Asia Division, BMZ

3) Mr. Heiko Warnken, Head of Economic and Development Cooperation, German Embassy

4) Ms. Yasmin Tawfik, Regional Manager

5) Mr. Nicolai Tust, Country Manager

6)Mr. Andreas Thermann, Dy. Director

7) Mr. Stefan Hediger, Head – Energy Sector


The team had discussions with the top management of KMRL and also visited few proposed water transport routes. The team is also visited Vyttila Mobility Hub as it is the integration point of metro,water and road. The KFW team expressed satisfaction over the Detailed Project Report and other preparations taken up by KMRL. The final mission of KfW will come to Kochi in August and will finalise the funding.


The DPR for water transport project is still waiting for the approval from Government of Kerala 


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