Germany assures Odisha of help in smart city development

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Bhubaneswar: Germany today assured Odisha assistance in developing Bhubaneswar as a model smart city and putting in place systems related to energy, transportation and waster disposal.

German Ambassador in India Martin Ney gave the assurance during a meeting with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here.

The German technologies will help the smart city in sectors such as sustainable urban mobility, water and waste-water management, renewable energy and energy efficiency, an official statement said.

Earlier, Germany had set up a six-member joint committee with India to identify the cities which it could develop as smart cities.

The committee had two representatives from Urban Development Ministry, one from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, and three from Germany.

Ney along with a team from his country, also held discussion with Odisha’s Housing and Urban Development Minister Pushpendra Singhdeo and other officials.

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