By Accommodation Times Bureau
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post-facto approval to the MoU between India and Singapore on cooperation in the field of urban planning and development.
The MoU was signed on May 31 this year, the objective of the MoU is to facilitate government agencies in the Centre and States, including Municipal Bodies, to readily tap into the expertise of Singapore agencies in the areas of urban development and management and other areas, and thus help in urban rejuvenation, mission.
Under this MoU, capacity building programme in the field of planning, focusing on areas of urban planning, water and wastewater management, solid waste management, Intelligent Transport System and public financing (Public Private Partnerships) would be undertaken.
This MoU would lead to dissemination of knowledge of best practices, build capacities and provide handholding support to various government agencies at the State and Central levels in the areas of urban planning, water and wastewater management, solid waste management, Intelligent Transport System and public financing (Public Private Partnerships).
The officials from Central Government, State Government and Urban Local Bodies would directly benefit by enhancing their knowledge base which would ultimately get manifested in the improvement of the urban civic amenities.