Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Thrikkakara grama panchayat will launch new projects to mark the 50th anniversary of Kerala formation with Minister for Local Administration Paloli Mohammed Kutty laying the foundation for a shopping complex on February 5.

The shopping complex, along with a stadium and sports complex, are among the key projects drawn up by the panchayat.

The other projects are related to decentralised waste disposal facilities and common infrastructure.

Panchayat president Sabitha Kareem said the project reports for the stadium and sports complex were being prepared.

Sports facilities

Ms. Kareem said the panchayat council at its meeting on Wednesday discussed the need to explore the possibilities of using the Central Government grant available to local bodies for setting up sports and leisure facilities.

She said the council took stock of the possibilities. Some suggestions were made during the discussions about the possible locations that could be developed for sports and leisure activities.

No proposals were drawn up, she added.