UNDP to help in developing Dharamshala as Smart City

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Urban Development Minister of Himachal Pradesh Sudhir Sharma has said that United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has agreed to provide assistance in developing Dharamshala as Smart City for which it has released funds to the tune of Rs 50 lakh.

UNDP would link Dharamshala with Japan in order to provide earthquake resistant technology. Besides, it would also link the state with USA for availing benefits of different expertise.

“They would provide expertise and assistance in disaster preparedness, water management, urban planning through Japan and USA,” he said. “A team of UNDP would visit Dharamshala in next two-three days to discuss various issues regarding the Smart City project.”

“It had earlier also coordinated in a capacity building programme and expert manpower in all urban local bodies of the state,” Sharma added.

Source : Urbannewsdigest



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