As the western state of India is building new international airport, the Government of Singapore has shown readiness to extend cooperation for this purpose as well as developing infrastructure in big cities.
A meeting between Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore was held on Friday in which the development of infrastructure in cities like Mumbai, Pune and other major cities in the state on the lines of Singapore was deliberated upon.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore said that Singapore is a a very small country compared to India and they have achieved the progress by concentrating on best urban planning and building of the cities. “Singapore is known for highest level of infrastructure facilities and good transport system, still there is scope to improve them. Maharashtra is a big state in the country and already Singapore and Maharashtra have good industrial relations,” he said and express readiness to help Maharashtra in building good cities, managing civic facilities and water and sewage treatment as also providing special guidance to the state officials.
While giving details of progress in major areas in the state, CM Chavan said that the businessmen in Singapore have good opportunities for investment in areas such as airports, metro railway, monorail, transport, finance, health and hospitality. He said that concerned officers from the state will be sent to Singapore so study Singapore Model in detail.
The meeting was attended by Lin Chung Ying, Consulate General of Singapore in Mumbai, Karen Tan, High Commissioner of Singapore in Delhi and Suresh Shetty, Minister for Protocol among others.