Haryana, Maryland agreed to cooperate in biotechnology, life sciences

Aug 20, 2015 12:12 IST

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Lt Governor of Maryland Boyd K. Rutherford, on 18 August 2015 have agreed to explore the possibilities of cooperation in the fields of bio-technology, life sciences and agriculture, cyber security and engineering.

They also decided to find out scope for working with companies engaged in the sector of low-cost housing.

The decision was taken during a meet of Khattar with Lt. Governor in Annapolis (Maryland). At present, Khattar is leading a 20-member delegation of officials and businessmen on a 10-day trip to the US and Canada.

During the visit to Maryland, the chief minister visited the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he sought cooperation and guidance from its Bloomberg School of Public Health for upgrading the Kalpana Chawla University of Health Sciences being set up at Karnal in Haryana as a Centre of Excellence.

The Haryana Government has decided to set up the university in memory of the first Indian-origin astronaut Kalpana Chawla.

Maryland is a Mid-Atlantic state that's defined by its abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic. Its largest city, Baltimore, US has a long history as a major seaport.

Fort McHenry, birthplace of the US national anthem, sits at the mouth of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, home to the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center. Blue crabs are Maryland's culinary specialty.

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