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UK Delegation Visits Aluva Municipality

Published: 24th September 2014 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2014 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: A five-member team, including British Deputy High Commissioner Bharat Joshi, visited the Aluva Municipality on Tuesday and discussed various environment issues plaguing the city. The visit is  part of the pact signed between the urban planners from the United Kingdom and Aluva Municipality to study and solve the problems affecting one of India’s oldest municipalities.

The team consisted of three officials from WS Atkins International Limited, a UK-based firm leading in global design, engineering and project management.

“The team had come to the place last year and an MoU was signed in the presence of the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker-Bowles. During last year’s visit, we sketched a brief outline of the various issues of Aluva. However, in today’s meeting we gave them a list of the civic issues that needed to be catered to,” said Aluva Chairman M T Jacob.

Waste dumping into the Periyar, flooding of the Periyar, waste treatment plants, the increasing content of carbon which are affecting the populated municipality and the issues of climate change were discussed with the delegates. The team will study the issues, present solutions and sponsor a master plan for the municipality.



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