The Bahrain government has offered to set up a special investment fund to accelerate infrastructure development in Kerala under its leadership. A special centre will be opened in Kochi to oversee the country’s financial deals with Kerala, Bahrain Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has told chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
The Kerala CM is on a three-day visit to Bahrain, at the invitation of Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin al Khalifa. Apart from his principal secretary Nalini Netto, Vijayan is accompanied by industrialists MA Yousuf Ali, Ravi Pillai and Varghese Kurian.
In a release from Manama, the CM said that the Prime Minister has promised support to establish an engineering college for Kerala students residing in Bahrain.
The crown prince, has offered all possible help in the multi-faceted development of the state. The Premier had said that he valued highly the role played by the Indian expatriate community in the kingdom’s building and development process.