Singapore Govt agency keen to help develop Nagpur

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Nagpur, Sep 9 (UNI) An agency of the Singapore government has evinced keen interest to help carry out development work in the second capital of Maharashtra.

A delegation of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) met senior civic officials here yesterday to discuss the areas where it could extend assistance.

Among the issues discussed were town planning, redevelopment, housing, rainwater harvesting, solar energy, solid waste management, pollution control, water recycling, parking and mass rapid transport, official sources said.

Members of the delegation, which included architects, were shown the famous Ambazari lake and garden, the Gandhi Sagar lake and the botanical garden in the city. The delegation discussed the possibility of beautification of these sites and construction of resorts to boost the revenue of the local civic body, the sources said.

The delegation invited officials and office-bearers of the civic body, including Mayor Maya Iwnate and Municipal Commissioner Aseem Gupta, to Singapore to observe the development of infrastructure in the city-state.

The BCA team is currently on a visit to various Indian cities, including Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai, to explore the possibility of undertaking projects there, the sources added.

The BCA website (www.bca.gov.sg) describes it as an agency under the Ministry of National Development for the development of good infrastructure to provide the setting for the community's activities in Singapore.

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