FICCI signs MoU with Pune Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion for Smart City Project

FICCI Business Digest - - In Focus -

FICCI and Pune Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (PMC) signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) on Septem­ber 4, 2015 in Pune for de­vel­op­ing Pune as a smart city.

Ac­cord­ing to the MoU, FICCI will jointly work with PMC and all other stake­hold­ers such as industry ex­perts and civil so­ci­ety to de­velop vi­sion, goals and strate­gies for Pune as a smart city and there­after sup­port im­ple­men­ta­tion of the same. FICCI will align the in­ter­est of industry mem­bers with those of the gov­ern­ment and will also pro­vide tech­nol­ogy sup­port to the Pune Smart City project through the FICCI smart city com­mit­tee.

FICCI will as­sist the PMC through re­quired con­sul­ta­tion and ad­vi­sory in­puts on pol­icy ad­vo­cacy rel­e­vant to the de­vel­op­ment of Pune un­der the smart ci­ties ini­tia­tive. FICCI will also as­sist the PMC through the process of “City Chal­lenge” com­pe­ti­tion and thereby sup­port the city to get des­ig­nated as a smart city.

FICCI, through its mem­bers, will work in col­lab­o­ra­tion with PMC in the fol­low­ing ar­eas: Cre­ation of Financial plans for var­i­ous sec­tors & cre­ation of in­no­va­tive sources of the Mu­nic­i­pal Fi­nance Le­gal & con­tract­ing Project based sup­port for projects in ar­eas like Trans­port, Solid Waste Man­age­ment, Wa­ter Sup­ply, Hous­ing, Sew­er­age, Health, Ed­u­ca­tion, Storm Wa­ter Drainage Ca­pac­ity build­ing to plan, de­sign and ex­e­cute projects ef­fi­ciently Work­shop to iden­tify the chal­lenges and so­lu­tions Ad­vise on ap­pro­pri­ate gov­er­nance and im­ple­men­ta­tion frame­works Speak­ing at the MoU sign­ing meet­ing, Mr. Ku­nal Ku­mar, Com­mis­sioner, Pune Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion said that we are proud to be the first city which has for­mally en­tered in an ar­range­ment for smart city de­vel­op­ment with FICCI which is one of the old­est apex industry bod­ies in our coun­try. This part­ner­ship will re­sult in a col­lab­o­ra­tion that will en­able us to cre­ate a plat­form for im­prov­ing our ur­ban ser­vices in the fu­ture in the ar­eas of trans­port, solid waste man­age­ment, wa­ter sup­ply, hous­ing, sew­er­age, health and ed­u­ca­tion. This co­op­er­a­tion will also work to­wards ca­pac­ity build­ing of the PMC of­fi­cials to plan, de­sign & ex­e­cute projects ef­fi­ciently and also to cre­ate a smart city vi­sion for the city which will be vi­tal for achiev­ing the goals of PMC in the com­ing years.

Dr. A Di­dar Singh, Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, FICCI ex­press­ing his views on this en­gage­ment said that our as­so­ci­a­tion with the Pune Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion will go a long way in hand­hold­ing the lo­cal body to achieve its vi­sion of a smart city. “We will bring ex­per­tise from pri­vate sec­tor to pro­vide best so­lu­tions to the city in up­grad­ing its ser­vices. We will need sup­port from the State Gov­ern­ment of Ma­ha­rash­tra in mak­ing this part­ner­ship suc­cess­ful,” he said. Laud­ing the “100 Smart Ci­ties” mis­sion of the Govt. of In­dia, Dr. Singh said that FICCI is keen to as­so­ciate with many ci­ties to push for­ward the Smart Ci­ties agenda.

Fe­lic­i­ta­tion of Col. Vivek Kodikal, Re­gional Di­rec­tor – Trade Fairs, FICCI by Chan­drakant Jari­wala, PresideKu­nal Ku­mar, Com­mis­sioner, Pune Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion and Anup Sable, Mem­ber, FICCI Ur­ban In­fras­truc­ture & Smart Ci­ties Com­mit­tee & Se­nior VP & Head - Au­to­mo­tive & En­gi­neer­ing Busi­ness, KPIT Tech­nolo­gies Ltd. at the MoU sign­ing meet­ing. Also present are Anil Pawar, Deputy Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mis­sioner, Pune Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion and Mousumi Roy, Se­nior Di­rec­tor & Head – Real Es­tate, Smart Ci­ties & Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment, FICCI. nt, SGCCI.

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