US plans technological support for India’s Smart City project

the-critical-u-s-india-relationshipgThe US is planning to participate in India’s 100 smart city projects and offer technological support for developing a sustainable economy.

Bruce Andrews, Deputy Secretary, US, has said that the US can be a “valuable partner” for India in providing sustainable solutions for Smart City initiative. He is leading a delegation of 18 US companies on a Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Mission.

He added, “The delegation comprising 18 US firms have come to meet both policy makers and Indian businesses and would showcase the great technologies that provide great value and potential for India. We believe that US can be a very valuable partner in helping India to develop sustainable economy.”

Leocadia Zak, Director, US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), said, “The US has helped in the master planning of Visakhapatnam smart city and has provided technical support to Allahabad and Ajmer.

“The US is looking forward to work for all the smart city projects,” Zak added.

The US delegation had met Venkaiah Naidu, Urban Development Minister, who assured them that Special Purpose Vehicles being set up for implementation of smart city plans will be empowered to ensure timely execution of all projects by taking necessary decisions.

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