The biennial investor summit “Emerging Kerala” organized by the Government of Kerala saw the amalgamation of business leaders, investors, corporations, thought leaders, policy and opinion makers. During this pinnacle the French city of Lorient had inked an agreement with the city of Cochin for exchanging good urban conservation and development practices.

This association will look into the various heritage activities in the city, organize technical workshops for incorporating heritage aspect in urban planning and holding national and international expert mission to Cochin / Lorient.

The partnership will also foster heritage-based sustainable development of Cochin through community participation, protection and conservation of the city’s cultural and natural resources.This project is now being co-ordinated and looked into by the c-hed. The project is in its initial stages.