Rajkot sign MoUs to implement projects for sustainable development

Rajkot sign MoUs to implement projects for sustainable developmentRajkot recently inked three MoUs with international agencies for implementing various projects for sustainable development by reducing carbon footprint, building climate change resilience and scientific disposal of solid waste.

The MoUs were inked between the representatives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) and Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani.

The first MoU was signed as a part of ‘capacity building project on low carbon and climate resilience city development in India’ (CapaCITIES) with SDC. ICLEI would be the implementing agency that would work in the water supply and transport sector of the city, with SDC providing the  entire funding for this project.

The second project on Integrated Resource Management In Asian Cities – The Urban Nexus financed by the German Federal Ministries of Economic Cooperation and Development would be jointly implemented by German firm GIZ and ICLEI, a spokesman for the RMC said. They would work on water, waste water and solid waste management projects.

The third MoU was signed for Building Efficiency Accelerators project for Sustainable Energy For All, which is supported by the World Resource Institute (WRI). ICLEI would be implementing this project, which is aimed at making energy-efficient buildings.

“Rajkot is fast developing as an important urban centre and working towards becoming a Smart City. These MoUs entail using global technologies along with traditional resources to improve the quality of life of the citizens,” the spokesman said.

Source : Urbannewsdigest



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