Andhra's Capital Master Plan

The governments of Andhra Pradesh and Singapore have entered into an agreement to prepare a master plan for the development of the new capital city and make it “a modern, vibrant, sustainable, smart capital with a strong economy, excellent social amenities and efficient transport and logistics amenities.“ An MoU to this effect was signed between the Infrastructure Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (INCAP) and International Enterprise of Singapore here on Monday in the presence of chief minister Chandrababu Naidu and Singapore's second minister for home affairs and trade S Iswaran. While D Sambasiva Rao, INCAP chairman, represented AP, Teo Eng Cheong, CEO of International Enterprise, signed it on behalf of Singapore.
Speaking to the media in AP secretariat, Iswaran said the master plan would be ready in six months. Singapore's Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), Singapore's Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) and AP's Capital Region Development Authority will be involved in the master plan preparation. Given the scale of the capital city, the master plan is to be developed in a phased manner. The first phase would see Singapore providing expert advice on city development and urban governance through the executive director of the CLC or his nominee serving on the Andhra Pradesh capital city advisory committee.
Both governments are to appoint a high level committee to provide leadership, supervision and direction in developing the master plan. The HLC will be co-chaired by Naidu and Iswaran.The co-chair is given an authority to co-opt two additional members to assist them in work. Meanwhile, on the cost of the project, Iswaran said, “Given the huge dimension of the party, it is difficult to assess the cost of the project.“
Other components of Singapore's cooperation will include drawing up of the Capital Region Plan for approximately 7,325 sq km in the Vijayawada-GunturTenali-Mangalagiri (VGTM) area and drawing up a capital city master plan for the construction of the core capital area in 125 sq km. It will also draw a detailed Seed Development master plan meant to implement the master plan into reality in 8 sq km area, and provide one or more Singapore's private entities to be the Master Developer for the seed development plan.

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