Special Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The talks between Kerala government and the promoters of the SmartCity Project in Kochi here on Thursday failed to fully resolve the contentious issue of “free hold” land for the project. However, the talks will continue.

Chief Secretary Neela Gangadharan and chief executive officer of Tecom Fareed Abdul Rahman, who represented the government and the Dubai-based promoters respectively, said that the talks had ended on a positive note. Discussions would continue after the meeting of the director board of the joint sector company, which is to execute the project, on September 30.

The talks covered timing of release of the freehold land, conditions of release and location.

However, the two sides differed on the details.