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Rajasthan Joined hand with Singaore on urban water management

by RajasthanDirect
Feb 26, 2015

The Vasundhra Raje Goverment has joined hand with Singapore-based company to build knowledge capabilities on the governance of sustainable water management and develop capabilities in urban water management in the state.

On Wednesday the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) and Rajasthan Goverment has signed an agreement at SMS convention centre here in the presence of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Singapore’s Minister of Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam.

Principal Secretary PHED Dinesh Kumar signed the agreement on behalf of the state government while CEO of Singapore Cooperation Enterprises Kong Wy Mun signed on behalf of the SCE, an official statement said here.

According to the agreement Singapore Cooperation Foundation will provide assistance in advisory and capacity building programme for water management and recycle of waste water.
A series of workshops would be conducted to build capacity of 100 officials from PHED and other relevant departments of Rajasthan Government with the help of Temasek Foundation.

While speaking on the occasion,the chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said she was happy that the process which began during her Singapore visit in October last year had resulted in the form of agreement.

“Visit of a big delegation of industrialists from Singapore shows we have succeeded in our mission. During my Singapore visit important issues like water management, skill development, urban planning were discussed and now the results coming in this short span of time were very encouraging.

Raje also said that “This agreement with Singapore will focus mainly on building capacities and knowledge in sustainable water management and waste water reuse", “Now, we have signed agreement on water management. Joint ventures are expected in sectors like Automobiles, Engineering and PPP model also in the future,” She added.

Src:- http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/rajasthan-singapore-sign-agreement-on-urban-water-management/articleshow/46372678.cms

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