A new amenity building of the Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Cooperative (Campco) Ltd at its chocolate factory in Puttur of Dakshina Kannada district will be inaugurated on January 21.

Addressing presspersons in Mangaluru on Tuesday, SR Satishchandra, Campco president, said the new building is being added to meet the international food safety standards and zoning of processing area as per FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) standards.

Built at a cost of ₹13 crore, the building is spread over 42,000 sq ft. Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate it, , he said.

On January 21, the foundation stone for a master godown for arecanut, pepper and rubber will be laid at Kavu in Puttur taluk of the district.

To be built at a cost of ₹19 crore, the godown will have a built-up area of 1 lakh sq ft. The completion period for the building is 24 months, Satishchandra said.

Suresh Bhandary, Managing Director of the cooperative, said Campco would also introduce a premium assorted gift box containing four variants of its chocolate products on that day. These gift boxes will be marketed in airports and malls, he said.

DV Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation, will unveil the bust of the late Varanashi Subraya Bhat, founder-president of Campco, on January 21, Satishchandra said.