Australian consortium to help build Indian smart cities

ciiThe Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Queensland Australia Smart City Consortium to help build smart cities in the country under the government’s ‘smart city mission’.

“It is a huge challenge as India faces huge urban explosion,” said Chris Elstoft, Australian Deputy High Commissioner to India. “India’s mission of smart city is about sustainability,” said Soma Banerjee, Principal (Energy and Infrastructure) CII, adding that the motive of CII is to build the nation and smart city is one such step.

The ‘smart city mission’ aims to cover 100 cities in the next five years.

John Madew, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) visited India with a six-member delegation from November 21 to 24 to expand linkages between technology and innovation and the Indian IT sector.

“This mission is an excellent opportunity for Indian IT companies to learn more about Australia’s advanced capabilities in cybersecurity and how they can integrate novel Australian cybersecurity solutions into their supply chain and offer them for their global clients,” Madew told reporters here.

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