Maharashtra, Canada to work on urban infra, smart cities
The joint action plan seeks to introduce companies, solutions and financing from Canada for urban development and implementation of state-led infrastructure projects.
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.