Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (UNI) Kerala Home and Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told the State Assembly that the Government was planning to set up an International Hospitality Institute (IHI) in Kozhikode district.
In a written reply to Mr K V Kunhiraman (CPM) yesterday, he said a project report for the purpose had been submitted to the Centre.
The total cost of the project would be Rs 12.65 crore and the State had sought Rs ten crore as Central assistance, he added.
Mr Balakrishnan said such an institute of international standards would effect serious changes in the tourism sector in the State.
Pointing out that people from the State were going outside the State and also abroad to get degrees in tourism by spending a huge amount, he said that once the institute was materialised, the job aspirants would be able to get degrees at a low cost and also at par with international standards.