Singapore offers a helping hand

Singapore has indicated its willingness to invest in Maharashtra and help develop urban infrastructure in the state. Singapore Deputy Prime Minister T Shanmugaratnam, who was in Mumbai, discussed the same with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, a senior official said.
“They dwelt on ways to create infrastructure in Mumbai, Pune and other cities, on the lines of that in Singapore,” the official said. “Singapore has assured the Maharashtra government of extending help in developing cities and has expressed its willingness to invest in the state.”
Although Singapore is small compared to India, it has achieved progress by focusing on urban planning and developing cities, Shanmugaratnam told Chavan.
He expressed willingness to help the state in urban and infrastructure development, water supply, sewage and other sectors. Shanmugaratnam was keen on knowing how Maharashtra was tackling the drought situation.
There is opportunity for Singapore industrialists and investors in sectors like airports, expansion of mono rail and metro rail, health, and hospitality sectors, Chavan said.

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