NEW DELHI: On Friday 23, an Indo-German MOU has been signed for an “Implementation Agreement in Sustainable Urban Development and smart cities in India”.
The Agreement was signed between Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs(MoHUA), Government of India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit(GIZ) GmbH, India on behalf of the Government of Federal Republic of Germany in the presence of Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (IC) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India and Dr. Martin Ney, the German Ambassador to India.
The aim of the programme is to develop and apply concepts for sustainable urban development about the provision of urban basic services and housing in selected cities and Smart cities in India.
”The technical cooperation measure will support approaches for sustainable urban development in the area of integrated planning, provision of affordable housing and basic services with particular focus on water, waste water and solid waste management and mobility”, Hardeep Puri said.
The Sustainable Urban Development Programme – Smart Cities in India project is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and jointly implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
The German contribution to the project is up to 8 million EUR. The project will continue for a duration of three years.