The Yogi Adityanath Government in Uttar Pradesh will collaborate with Singapore to make the state orderly and clean.
Urban Development Minister A K Sharma, during a Singapore partner country session at the UP Global Investors Summit held on Friday, said that Singapore has a large number of people from UP. “In other words, the people of our UP made Singapore. Now, it is the responsibility of Singapore to beautify UP”, he remarked.
It is noteworthy here that between December 15 and 19 last year, under the leadership of Jal Shakti Minister Swatantra Dev Singh, Team Yogi went to Singapore and signed about 20 MoUs worth Rs 28,000 crore. All these investors were also present in the session on Friday.
Sharma said, “There are two things that I like the most about Singapore. One is the work culture there and the other is the clean and tidy atmosphere. We have to make UP like that too. We have resolved to make UP including Lucknow clean. We need Singapore’s cooperation in this.”
He continued: “We have the same culture, but in terms of size, Lucknow and Singapore are similar. We have collaborated with Singapore in areas like waste management, water treatment. MoUs have been signed in many areas including Urban Infrastructure, Industrial Corridor, IT-Electronics, Logistics, Startup, Data Center, Ethanol-Sugar Industry. In larger areas, we have a lot to learn from Singapore in the construction of industrial infrastructure and high rise buildings.”
Singapore’s airport traffic management, education system, peak hour traffic and IT manpower is something that Uttar Pradesh aspires to imbibe. Not only big cities like Noida, Greater Noida, every other city of UP also has to be made well organized and modern on the lines of Singapore, said Singh.
Earlier, Simon Wong said that our investment in India is of 120 billion dollars. But, most of the investment is in the southern states. In July last year, we came to know that the UP government is going to hold the Global Investors Summit, so we met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and expressed interest to become the first partner country.
“Due to the image of CM Yogi and the changing Uttar Pradesh, many more investors are also going to finalize their intentions soon. I am happy that our governments will also share their knowledge and experience,” Wong added.
Principal Secretary Basic Education Deepak Kumar, Enterprise Singapore’s Regional Director Dennis Tan and many dignitaries were present on the occasion.