Decks cleared for Akkulam ICCC

Official sources told The Hindu that the issues had been resolved and the Revenue Department had already demarcated the land for the convention centre. A 1,500-seat convention centre at two levels with multiple meeting rooms, a four-star hotel with 150 rooms, and a marina will come up in the first phase. After the delay of a decade, ground is finally set for the construction of the International Convention Centre Complex (ICCC) at Akkulam, which is expected to give a boost to meetings, incentive, convention and exhibition (MICE) tourism in the State capital. Completion of the convention centre is expected to boost MICE tourism in the capital and help increase footfalls to key tourist destinations such as Kovalam, Ponmudi, Veli, and Varkala. The project will come up on 18.79 hectares beside the road connecting the Akkulam tourist village with the Kazhakuttam-Karode National Highway 66 bypass.

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