Euro­pean firm to help civic body with smart so­lu­tions

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­

VASHI: Un­der the aegis of In­dia’s smart city chal­lenge, the Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (NMMC) on Fri­day signed an MoU with the Euro­pean Busi­ness and Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre (EBTC) to pro­mote real-time so­lu­tions and best prac­tices from Europe for the Navi Mum­bai Smart City Project.

The agree­ment was signed in the pres­ence of chief min­is­ter Deven­dra Fadnavis at the Cidco Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, where he launched Cidco’s Navi Mum­bai South Smart city project on Fri­day.

EBTC is a pro­gramme co-funded by the Euro­pean Union and im­ple­mented by Eurocham­bers, the as­so­ci­a­tion of Euro­pean Cham­bers of Commerce and In­dus­try, with a com­pany in­cor­po­rated in In­dia.

EBTC is the ref­er­ence point for pro­mot­ing and in­cor­po­rat­ing Euro­pean tech­nolo­gies to suit the lo­cal needs in In­dia. EBTC’s ef­forts fo­cus on the four main sec­tors of biotech­nol­ogy, en­ergy, en­vi­ron­ment and trans­port.

Mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Di­nesh Wagh­mare said, “This MOU with EBTC is a tes­ti­mo­nial that Navi Mum­bai is all geared up to meet the bench­marks.”

Poul Jenson, di­rec­tor of EBTC, said, “It’s a priv­i­lege to be an in­te­gral part of this ex­pert mis­sion and to help repli­cate the best of EU Smart City in Navi Mum­bai. EBTC in­tends to pro­vide ac­cess to EU pol­icy frame­works which could be used as a tem­plate for the Navi Mum­bai Smart City Project.”

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