Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would inaugurate the construction of buildings for the UL Cyber Park, promoted by Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society, in Kozhikode next month, it was announced here on Wednesday.

Work for levelling the ground for construction of the much-awaited IT facility began on Wednesday. Its promoters said that Japanase consultant Nikken Sekkei had been entrusted with the task of preparing the master plan of the project. The buildings were designed by C. Narayana Rao, who designed the widely acclaimed Infosys campus in Mysore. The promoters said this would be the first eco-friendly IT park in the country. The park, with an aggregate area of 35 lakh sq.ft., would be suitable for small, medium as well as major IT companies.

The buildings would be energy efficient structures. Power consumption would be less by as much as 40 per cent. The first building to come up in the cyber park would be a ten-storeyed, 5,06,000-sq.ft. structure with parking facilities on three floors.

The promoters said IT companies would be able to move into this building by 2012.