Friday 5 October 2018 2:32 AM UTC
Thiruvananthapuram Oct 5: Kerala’s ministers have begun to fly out to different destinations around the world, in an attempt to raise funds for reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts after the devastating floods in the state.
The team will travel to countries which have a large Malayalee diaspora and the fund-raising visits will be assisted by NGOs. The countries likely to be covered in the campaign are the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, US, UK, Canada and Germany.
Kerala is knocking the doors of NRKs for assistance. The ministers will visit 17 countries in the Middle East and Europe from October 17 to 21.
Representatives of the Loka Kerala Sabha will play a major role in resource mobilisation for rebuilding the state, the CM said.
Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran will arrive in London on October 21, 2018.
The other ministers who will be reaching out across the world as part of the campaign are Industries Minister E P Jayarajan (Kuwait City, October 21) Revenue Minister E Chandrasekharan (Singapore, October 21), Food and Civil Supplies Minister P Thilothaman (Kuala Lumpur, October 21);
Minister for Fisheries J Mercykutty Amma (Sydney and Melbourne October 20, 21), Ports Minister Kadannappally Ramachandran (Auckland, October 21), Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran (London, October 21);
Transport Minister A K Saseendran (Frankfurt and Berlin, October 21), Finance Minister Thomas Isaac (New York, Boston, Chicago, October 20-21)
Public Works Minister G Sudhakaran (Washington DC, Texas and Florida, October 19-21), Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar (Nova Scotia, Toronto, October 21) and T P Ramakrishnan (Colombo,October 17).
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