Cabinet approves urban development deal with Singapore

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the memorandum of understanding signed between India and Singapore on cooperation in urban planning and development, signed on 31st May 2018.

The memorandum aims to facilitate government agencies at the centre and states, including municipal bodies, to tap into the expertise of Singapore agencies in urban development and management and other areas, and thus help in the urban rejuvenation mission. 
This will also facilitate building capacities in NITI Ayog to function as a think tank
and equip officials with skills related to evidence-based policy preparation, evaluation.
Under this MOU, capacity building programmes in the areas 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.