First Shariah compliant project set to take off in Kerala

After overcoming an array of uncertainties and legal combats and complexities, the first ever Islamic finance compliant project is all set to take off in Kerala. If things go as planned, the Waqf Land Development Scheme by the Cheraman Financial Services Limited (CFSL) will be soon materialized in Kannur in northern Kerala. Kicking start a new model of investment a five storied shopping complex will be erected in Kannur. The funding by the company has been done mainly through BOT (build, operate and transfer) and joint ventures. After creating value on the property and sharing the rental income for 18 years, CFSL will give back the property to the Waqf Board.