German Ambassador in India Martin Ney gave the assurance during a meeting with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here.
BHUBANESWAR, July 8: Germany today assured Odisha assistance
in developing Bhubaneswar as a model smart city and putting in place systems
related to energy, transportation and waster disposal.
German Ambassador in India Martin Ney gave the assurance during a meeting with
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here.
The German technologies will help the smart city in sectors such as sustainable
urban mobility, water and waste-water management, renewable energy and energy
efficiency, an official statement said.
Earlier, Germany had set up a six-member joint committee with India to identify
the cities which it could develop as smart cities.
The committee had two representatives from Urban Development Ministry, one from
the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, and three from Germany.
Ney along with a team from his country, also held discussion with Odisha's
Housing and Urban Development Minister Pushpendra Singhdeo and other officials.
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