An expert committee has been formed to look in to the construction of the media city proposed in Kochi and to submit a detailed project report.

Information Minister K.C. Joseph said senior journalist Sunnykutty Abraham had been appointed as the chief executive officer of the committee. The committee has been asked to submit the report on the park, modelled on the Dubai Media City and proposed to be under government ownership, within March 31.

The minister said an expert member would be appointed shortly.

The committee would submit a detailed report on the availability of land in the city for the project, land acquisition, building infrastructure and construction works.

The committee must report on the functioning of companies undertaking consultancy services for construction works. Important factors to be included in the project, estimated investment needed, time needed for implementation, number of employees in the proposed city, and expected continuous expenses are the other areas to be covered by the committee. The committee will also look in to possible income sources from the proposed project.

Panel to submit report on availability of land for project.