Aus­tralia to in­vest in In­dia’s Ur­ban Devel­op­ment growth

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It seems that for­eign coun­tries are too in­ter­ested in Modi’s vi­sion of growth. Aus­tralia has ex­pressed its keen­ness to play a role in ur­ban devel­op­ment, en­ergy and de­fense. This was com­mis­sioned by the Aus­tralian High Com­mis­sioner Pa­trick Suck­ling with the Min­is­ter of Ur­ban Devel­op­ment, Hous­ing and Ur­ban Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion and par­lia­men­tary af­fairs M Venkiah Naidu.

The High Com­mis­sioner in­formed Naidu that Aus­tralia has nec­es­sary ex­per­tise in ur­ban de­sign, con­struc­tion of new smart cities, green and qual­ity build­ings, net­worked build­ings, waste man­age­ment and ur­ban re­gen­er­a­tion and would like to par­tic­i­pate in In­dia’s ur­ban devel­op­ment ini­tia­tives. Mr Suck­ling fur­ther said, “That bi­lat­eral trade be­tween the two coun­tries can be scaled up sub­stan­tially as coal, gas, ura­nium, nu­clear en­ergy and de­fence sec­tor also hold im­mense prospects”.

Stat­ing that the last visit of an In­dian Par­lia­men­tary del­e­ga­tion to Aus­tralia was in 1997, the High Com­mis­sioner em­pha­sized the need for re­sump­tion of such vis­its. He also sug­gested vis­its of young In­dian Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans to Aus­tralia be­sides ex­plor­ing the prospects of send­ing the staff work­ing with In­dian Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans to his coun­try for in­tern­ship with Aus­tralian law mak­ers. Ap­pre­ci­at­ing these sug­ges­tions, Naidu as­sured that he would take up these sug­ges­tions with the Pre­sid­ing Of­fi­cers of both Houses of Par­lia­ment.

Naidu in­formed the Aus­tralian High Com­mis­sioner that var­i­ous ur­ban devel­op­ment ini­tia­tives would be firmed up soon and spe­cific pro­pos­als from Aus­tralia would be con­sid­ered ap­pro­pri­ately. The min­ster thanked the High Com­mis­sioner and Govern­ment of Aus­tralia for their in­ter­est in In­dia’s growth and devel­op­ment.

Mr. Suck­ling fur­ther said, “That bi­lat­eral trade be­tween the two coun­tries can be scaled up sub­stan­tially as coal, gas, ura­nium, nu­clear en­ergy and de­fence sec­tor also hold im­mense prospects”.

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