Erode, Jan 19 (PTI) Union Textiles Minister DayanidhiMaran will lay the foundation for a Rs 145 crore integratedtextile mall to be constructed near here on January 22,officials of the Erode Textile Mall said today.
''Texvalley,'' which is expected to provide directemployment to 5,000 people and indirect employment to another10,000 when completed in 15 months, will be constructed over15 lakh sq feet at Gangapuram, 18 km from here, they said.
Erode is known for its textile products and the officialssaid the mall would contain 1,720 shops with all modernfacilities to aid merchants sell their powerloom and handloomproducts. They added that a warehouse would be built over 2lakh sq feet to store the powerloom goods.
The officials said a sales yard would be built over onelakh sq feet, in which 3000 sellers may participate at a time.
Separate parking facilities for all vehicles and otherfacilities would be provided in the valley, they added. PTICOR ARP