HYDERABAD: Indicating that they are willing to take up construction works of the new capital city, Amaravathi, Second Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore S Eswaran said his government agencies were interested in playing the master developer role. “Singapore companies would be keen to work with the AP government partnering right from being a master developer. However, with the State deciding to select a partner in a competitive, transparent process, we are looking forward to work with the State government by participating in the bidding process,” he said. While interacting with mediapersons here Monday after submitting the Capital City Master Plan to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, the Singapore Minister said as the AP government had called for bids for master developer, his government agencies also submitted bids to take part in the competition as per the procedure. Iswaran further said the master plan would guide the development of Amaravathi up to 2050.
“Singapore has worked closely with the AP government to complete the master plan on schedule. I am happy that Singapore has contributed to AP’s vision to create a vibrant and liveable city for its people. Amaravathi will truly be a People’s Capital,” he said. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naidu said the delivery of the Amaravathi Master plan marked the second milestone in the three-stage plan of the AP’s new capital city as per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between International Enterprise Singapore and the Infrastructure Corporation of AP. According to him, the first stage, preparation of the Capital Region Plan was completed and the blueprint was handed over to him earlier. The final stage is preparation of the master plan for the Seed Capital, which houses all administrative blocks. “Master plan for the Seed Capital will be ready by July 15,” Naidu added.