Singapore to help train Indian officials on waste and water management

Up to 100 officials from the northern Indian state of Rajasthan will soon be trained by Singapore officials on waste and water management.

The signing of the grant agreement was witness by Foreign Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam, who visited the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur today.

During the visit, Mr Shanmugam met with Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje, and agreed to expand cooperation in areas including skills development, urban planning and water management between Singapore and Rajasthan through the Rajasthan Leaders in Urban Governance Programme.

The programme is conducted by the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and co-sponsored by Temasek Foundation and the State Government of Rajasthan.

Mr Shanmugam also invited Chief Minister Raje to send her officials to Singapore to study Singapore's best practices in urban planning and housing fabrication technology.

Areas for collaboration for Singapore companies with interests in India were also discussed during the visit.