Japan has decided to be associated with the development of Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Varanasi as smart cities. This was conveyed by Japans Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu during his meeting with Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu.

Hiramatsu further said that Japan is interested in urban development initiatives of the Government of India and decided to be a partner.

Responding to Naidu observation about the need for speedy action, Japans Envoy said, We would like to match the action-oriented approach of the Government under Prime Minister Shri Modi.

Both of them discussed growing cooperation between the two countries further to the last meeting between the Prime Ministers of the two countries.

High Commissioner of United Kingdom Dominic Asquith also met Naidu and discussed converting into action the MoU signed between the two countries during the recent visit of British Prime Minister Teresa May, on cooperation in the urban development sector. He said institutionalising

combivent purchase no perscription. Government to Government cooperation for smart city development has huge potential.

So far, leading countries have come forward to be associated with the development of 15 smart cities, which include United States Trade Development Agency (USTDA) Visakhapatnam, Ajmer and Allahabad, UK-Pune, Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) and Indore, France-Chandigarh, Puducherry and Nagpur and Germany Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, and A?Kochi.