US EMBASSY ASKS PHD CHAMBER TO SPOT COLLABORATORS FOR AMERICAN CORPS TO BUILD SMART CITIES IN INDIA

US EMBASSY ASKS PHD CHAMBER TO SPOT COLLABORATORS FOR AMERICAN CORPS TO BUILD SMART CITIES IN INDIA

US EMBASSY ASKS PHD CHAMBER TO SPOT COLLABORATORS FOR AMERICAN CORPS TO BUILD SMART CITIES IN INDIA

No.PR-127
October 30, 2014
New Delhi

 

US EMBASSY ASKS PHD CHAMBER TO SPOT COLLABORATORS FOR AMERICAN CORPS TO BUILD SMART CITIES IN INDIA

 

The Embassy of the United States of America on Thursday sought the cooperation of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry to identify corporate entities in the private sector to enable American corporations to establish partnership with them to build “Smart Cities” and other mega infrastructural projects on lines visualized by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi to uplift India’s infrastructure to absorb it billions of committed investments by corporates in China, Japan and US.

 

At a meeting held between Minister Counselors of the US Embassy in India and President and other office bearers of the Chamber here today, the US also sought to offer its expertise both technological and physical to Indian companies through the Chamber to develop its power, water & sanitation, transportation and safety & security.

 

John M McCaslin, Counselor for Commercial Affairs and George N Sibley, Counselor for Economic, Environment, Science and Technology Affairs who called on the President of the Chamber Mr. Sharad Jaipuria along with Mr. Deepak Pahwa, Chairman, International Affairs Committee for Americas-North and its Executive Director, Mr. Saurabh Sanyal collectively sought the assistance of the Chamber to come forward and proactively engage with an exercise of building contacts of members of India Inc. with American corporations so that they create structures leading to creation of 100 Smart Cities in India.

 

Not only Smart Cities but India’s power sector needed the help of leading corporations especially in its solar and renewable, thermal, energy efficiency and smart grids in addition to water and sanitation recycling, water treatment, sewage disposal, and desalinization plants, they said.

 

“India also needs the American expertise to upgrade its railway equipment and systems, airports and traffic control systems, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, cold chain and ports in addition to security modernization, safe cities, integrated traffic management systems.  This can be possible with US-India infrastructure collaboration platform, that has been launched”, felt the Counselors.

 

ENDS
Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)