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Centre approves agreement with Singapore

New Delhi, June 27: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its ex post-facto approval to the agreement between India and Singapore on cooperation in the field of urban planning and development. The MoU, signed on May 31, would facilitate government agencies to readily tap into the expertise of Singapore agencies in the areas of urban development and management, an official statement said. “Under this MOU, capacity building programme in the field of planning, focusing on areas of urban planning, water and waste water management, solid waste management, intelligent transport system and public financing (Public Private Partnerships) would be undertaken,” it said. It would lead to dissemination of knowledge of best practices, build capacities and provide hand holding support to various government agencies at the state and central levels, the the statement added. (IANS)

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