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Karnataka’s first export centre to come up in Mysuru

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Mysuru: Eleven years after the proposal to build Mysuru Export Centre was conceived, it is finally set to become a reality in the city. Works were launched on building the centre near the outer-ring road at Hebbal Industrial Area in the city on Sunday.

MLA L Nagendra launched the works by breaking the ground in a simple ceremony.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs eight crore. The work will be taken up in two phases, with the works worth Rs 4.5 crore to be taken up in the first phase.

It is aimed at creating all the facilities related to the export of goods under one roof. It includes a dedicated auditorium for deliberations and discussions, exhibition and other related avenues.

The then minister H S Mahadeva Prasad had laid the foundation on behalf of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in 2014.

Suresh Kumar Jain of Mysore Industries Association said ‘ If the centre becomes a reality, it will be the State’s first full fledged centre. Senior IAS officer K Manivannan was the deputy commissioner of the district when the Association forwarded the proposal to the government through the district administration’.

Former MLA Vasu, former mayor P Vishwanath, R Guru of N R Groups, Chairman of Confederation of Indian  Industries ( CII), Southern Zone, Dr Muthukumar, chairman of Mysuru, Bhaskar Kalale, former chairman Jagadish, MIA secretary Satyendra, members Mallesh, Raghuram and Prakash, secretary of Vidya Vikas Education Trust ( VVET) Kaveesh Gowda, Corporator Sridhar, former corporator Shivanna, KIADB Development Officer K C Shivakumar, zonal officer and  Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre ( VTPC), Saraswati were present.

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