Germany supports the 'Smart Cities Initiative' of the Indian Government

Dec 11, 2017

Germany and India have agreed to close cooperation in integrated sustainable transport system in Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore and Kochi.Germany and India have agreed to close cooperation in integrated sustainable transport system in Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore and Kochi.

The agreement is for the improvement of the basic conditions of public transport in Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore and Kochi Enlarge image The agreement is for the improvement of the basic conditions of public transport in Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore and Kochi (© MoHUD)

In the presence of Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of State with Independent Charge in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUD) and Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney, GIZ and MoHUD signed an agreement for the improvement of the basic conditions of public transport in Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore and Kochi. The project has a volume of 4 million euros with a running time till mid-2020.

Germany had announced its support for these three selected Indian ‘Smart Cities’ on 7th March, 2016 and had already committed and initiated different, coordinated actions to develop these urban centres. In this manner Germany participates in the development of the ferry connections in Kochi with 85 million euros Sustainable urban development is a focus of the bilateral cooperation between Germany & India Enlarge image Sustainable urban development is a focus of the bilateral cooperation between Germany & India (© MoHUD)

Sustainable urban development is a focus of the bilateral cooperation between Germany and India. During the cabinet consultations in May 2017 in the presence of Prime Minister Modi and Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel both sides agreed to the development of this cooperation with a focus on urban transport system. The project has a volume of 4 million euros with a running time till mid-2020 Enlarge image The project has a volume of 4 million euros with a running time till mid-2020 (© MoHUD) Between 2017 and 2022, Germany will provide a total of 1 billion euros for urban development measures in India.

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Germany supports the 'Smart Cities Initiative' of the Indian Government

German Ambassador to India, Dr Martin Ney, with Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of State with Independent Charge in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUD)