Indian PM seeks foreign support for 100 smart cities project

Indian PM seeks foreign support for 100 smart cities project

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Modi furthers ambitious plan for 100 smart cities project.

The newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have left no stone unturned when it comes fostering foreign relations. The Foreign ministers of France and Singapore are currently in India and Modi is said to have sought their expertise in the development of his ambitious 100 ‘smart cities’ project.

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On meeting the French foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on July 1, 2014, PM modi recalled France’s generous aid to his home state for the Ahmedabad Heritage project.

Modi is now hopeful for assistance with his new venture that aims to build heritage cities and 100 new smart cities across the country.

A statement from the PM’s office said that Modi acknowledged France’s expertise in the area. Modi also recalled the strategic and friendly ties between the two countries and has sought cooperation from the French in the field of urban planning and heritage conservation.

Singapore foreign Minister K Shanmugam has also offered help to further Modi’s dream project of building 100 smart cities with key infrastructure projects like the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor.

Joining hands with Singapore to build smart cities is aimed at improving a lot of sectors in the country, including the IT sector in management cities, technological improvements for sewerage treatment and urban planning norms.

Photo Credits: Indian Express