CM at World Cities Summit Mayors Forum, Singapore
CM at World Cities Summit Mayors Forum, Singapore

CM at World Cities Summit Mayors Forum, Singapore

నగరీకరణే నవ్యాంధ్రప్రదేశ్ విజన్

Sunday, Jul 08, 2018
The Chief Minister attended the World Cities’ Summit Mayors Forum which was attended by representatives of 165 cities. This followed a brief pre-meeting with Professor Greg Clark, the Moderator. The Chief Minister made a presentation about Amaravati, the people's capital of Andhra Pradesh. He said that Amaravati is envisioned to be a citizen-centric city. “AP will become home to people from all over the world. Our vision is to be the best destination in the world by 2050. From ranking 1st for Ease of Doing Business to creating power grid & fibre grid, Andhra Pradesh is set to become one of the best States in the world,” said the CM.

He also said that Amaravati is being built in 30 million square feet area and will become one of the best cities in the world with governance that prioritizes citizens' security and happiness. “Amaravati will be a blend of technology & innovation, and a model of sustainable development. Tenders worth Rs. 30,000 Cr are being called. The city is developing in a fast pace in spite of the problems caused because of the bifurcation of the State,” added the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister met with Lawrence Wong, Singapore's Minister for National Development who emphasised on the development of green cities and sustainable growth in Amaravati. “After our recent visit to Andhra Pradesh, I am happy with the progress taking place. The way farmers gave over 33,000 acres of land for the construction of the capital city is incredible. The government's policy of land reforms has been a guide for all. We assure our support to the government of AP in the development of innovative technologies and policies. We will play an important part in the development of the green city,” said Wong.

“Hon’ble Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will also speak about how AP is implementing technology at different avenues for the overall development of the state. Infrastructure finance needs innovation and more and more PPP ventures. Singapore can contribute to this, as we are the financial centre in this part of the world. We can catalyse private infrastructure in many countries, and we have the willingness to work with a variety of cities across the world. I invite all cities to showcase their innovation and ideas at this prestigious forum," added Mr Wong.

He also said that Singapore is extremely selective in choosing their country-to-country collaborations And only partnership they have in India is with Andhra Pradesh. “The Global Cities Summit is a good place to understand best practices from all over the world and to reach out for innovative investment partnerships. Singapore will continue to work with AP, and I too will visit soon,” he said.

The Chief Minister said that the mutual cooperation and good relations between the two countries are necessary. He said that Singapore has always been innovative in using the modern technology in bringing development to their country. “I thank the government of Singapore for a new plan to build Amaravati. City development will be done in phases. We are working on bringing large-scale infrastructure by attracting an investment of Rs. 50,000 Cr,” he said addressing the gathering.
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