Int'l Housing Bureau to meet tomorrow

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New Delhi, Oct 12 (UNI) The Bureau of the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) will meet tomorrow.

The meeting, which will be chaired by Iranian Housing and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Saeedi Kia, will focus on concretising the Action Plan for Regional Cooperation on promoting Sustainable Urban Development among Asia-Pacific countries as adopted during the Teheran Conference of APMCHUD in May 2008.

Set up in December 2006 under the aegis of Government of India, Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation and UN-HABITAT with Kumari Selja, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (independent charge) as the first chairperson. The second conference of APMCHUD was held in Teheran in May 2008 consequent to which Iran's Housing and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Saeedi Kia took over as the chairperson.

The Bureau of APMCHUD is represented by Ministers from various sub-regions of Asia Pacific countries. Currently, it consists of the Ministers of Housing and Urban Development from Iran, India, China, Indonesia, Armenia, Pakistan and Qatar. The activities are coordinated by the Secretariat of APMCHUD, which is established at HUDCO Bhawan here.

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