India-Singapore sign MoU to promote urban planning, governance

Singapore City (Singapore), Nov.24 (ANI): India’s National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) signed an MoU here on Tuesday with an aim to promote knowledge and information exchange in urban planning, waste water management, solid waste management and public-private partnerships.

The MoU was signed between Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, and Kong Wy Mun, Chief Executive Officer, SCE.

An MoU between the Town and Country Planning Organisation of the Government of India and the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise in Capacity Building in the field of urban planning and governance was also signed between the two organizations.

This MoU will provide for participation of government officials from India in capacity-building programmes in areas such as urban planning and management.

Aiming to enhance cooperation by exchange of information on trends in the illicit manufacture and those arrested on drug trafficking charges, another MoU was signed between the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of India and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) of Singapore on cooperation to combat illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substance and their precursors.

The MoU signed between Anil Wadhwa and Kong Wy Mun will establish direct contact points between the two bureaus. Capacity building, skill upgrading and knowledge development are also identified as areas of cooperation in the above MoU. (ANI)

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