Maharashtra, Canada to work on urban infra, smart cities

Nov 11, 2016 09:21 IST

Government of Maharashtra on 10 November 2016 signed an agreement with Canada to execute a joint action plan on the development of the state’s urban infrastructure.

The Canada-Maharashtra action plan seeks to introduce companies, solutions and financing from the North American country for urban development and implementation of state-led infrastructure projects.

Key Highlights of the plan

• It also includes supporting Indo-Canadian partnerships including private sector companies, universities and colleges to fasten project implementation, promote economic development and contribute to the state’s ever rising standards of living.

• The areas in focus include affordable housing, urban infrastructure including smart cities, project financing, training and skills development.

• It will give top-level Canadian companies the access to new partners and projects.

The implementation of the projects undertaken under this plan will be overseen by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority and a group of officials from the Consulate General of Canada and Maharashtra’s home, urban development, housing, labour, information and technology departments.

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