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Sustainable city project: AMC, UK to join hands

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Ahmedabad Mirror
09th November, 2019 06:00 IST

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation may soon collaborate with the United Kingdom government under the latter’s project of Sustainable Cities for Shared Prosperity (SCSP). Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra and British Deputy High Commissioner Peter Cook met at Riverfront House to discuss the projects undertaken by the AMC and the functioning of the civic body.

Cook expressed his desire to work with the AMC on several projects in the city, with special focus on urban transport, solid waste management and public health. As per AMC, the British delegation will study the three issues and come up with feasible plans to enhance their functioning in the city.

The collaboration is believed to benefit the residents of Ahmedabad and also maintain its reputation India’s first world heritage city. After flagging off the SCSP project on Friday with a discussion, members of the British delegation will hold frequent meetings with AMC officials to brainstorm on developmental issues, largely beneficial to the public.

“The municipal corporation has been trying to upgrade many facilities for the betterment of the city. With consultants from experts from across the world, with the help of UK government, we will be able to reach out for better resources,” said AMC chief Nehra, adding “We are extremely excited for the partnership as we are expecting global quality of infrastructure in coming years for the city.”

Following multiple meetings with the consultants, they are expecting to zero down on the scope of projects that can be carried out by AMC in next three months from now, believes Nehra.

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