Brussels, Greater Chennai to sign MoU for Smart City projects

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To develop innovations in urban planning, solid waste management and other Smart City projects, the Greater Chennai Corporation will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Brussels.

Officials from the city of Brussels have already met Chennai corporation’s officials. They also visited energy projects in Otteri, bio-gas plants in Arumbakkam and other civic facilities.

“They are here to do a preliminary study, to understand the city of Chennai. On April 18, high-level officials are coming from Belgium,” said a corporation official.

The MoU with Brussels will help in generating funding from multilateral agencies for infrastructure development in Chennai. The MoU will promote cooperation in waste management policy through prevention, reuse, recycling, incineration with energy recovery and land-filling.

The corporation wants to explore the idea of waste to energy technology. School education of generating energy from waste.

There is also a plan to make civil society groups in Chennai and Brussels to work in coordination for various Smart City projects.

Brussels has committed an investment of 4.50000 euros  in the initial phase.

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