SINGAPORE, March 30 (Bernama) — Singapore delivered Phase 1 of the Master Plan for Andhra Pradesh’s new capital city to India’s southern government during Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s visit to Singapore from Tuesday to Wednesday.
The Capital Region Plan is the first of a three-stage master plan for the capital on which Singapore is working in partnership with Andhra Pradesh under a memorandum of understanding signed on Dec 8, 2014.
Surbana International Consultants and Jurong Consultants are master planners for the project.
The achievement of this milestone in the Andhra Pradesh-Singapore collaboration was jointly announced by Naidu and Singapore’s Second Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran after the two chaired a high-level committee meeting on Tuesday.
“Singapore is pleased to complete and hand over to the Andhra Pradesh government the Capital Region Plan on schedule,” Iswaran said.
“We look forward to working closely with the Andhra Pradesh government on the timely completion of the next two phases of the project, and to creating opportunities for Indian and Singapore companies,” he said in a statement Monday.
The plan identifies long-term economic positioning of existing towns and cities within the capital region, and context for the growth and development of the future Andhra Pradesh capital city.
It includes a regional socio-economic analysis and demographic study, and recommends a set of strategies to enhance connectivity and undertake transit-oriented urban development while protecting agricultural zones and heritage areas.
The Capital Region Plan is vital as it forms the larger framework upon which the Capital City Plan and Seed Development Plan are expected to be completed by end-June this year.
Naidu will meet Singapore-based businesses at a business roundtable organised by the International Enterprise (IE) Singapore on Monday.