Hyderabad: The governments of Singapore and the newly created Indian state of Andhra Pradesh will cooperate in the master-planning, development and construction of the capital city as a smart capital city with a strong economy, excellent social amenities and efficient transport and logistics networks.
The International Enterprise Singapore, which has signed an MoU with Infrastructure Corporation of Andhra Pradesh for designing the master plan of state’s new capital around Vijayawada, will submit its “total vision” report within six weeks.
A 14-member team of officials from Singapore would conduct an aerial survey of the proposed capital region and hold interaction with officials of various departments over the next two days, Municipal Administration P Narayana told reporters here after a meeting of the Capital Advisory Committee with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
He said that “total design” of the proposed capital region will be ready in six months.
Andhra Pradesh and Singapore governments signed an MoU in the presence of Naidu and Singapore’s second minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran, to cooperate in the master-planning, development and construction of the new capital as a modern, vibrant, sustainable and smart capital city.
“At the meeting, we have explained the features of all 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh, availability of land and water resources, ports and other infrastructure to the team from Singapore.
We also briefed them about the canals, river, earthquake and flood-prone areas in the capital region. Accordingly, they will prepare a “total vision” with micro-level core capital area design in six weeks,” he said.
In the subsequent 10 weeks, the Singapore team would prepare detailed concept and infrastructure plans, including transportation plan, industrial and zonal plans for the capital region.
In the last eight weeks of the six-month plan, it would prepare the total urban designing plan with micro-level planning, the minister said.
A high-level committee, comprising three officials from the AP government and three from Singapore would be set up in a day or two to oversee the master plan preparation process on a daily basis, Narayana said.
Singapore will collaborate with AP in drawing up a Capital Region Plan for the approximately 7,325 sq km area within the Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali-Mangalgiri boundary.