VISAKHAPATNAM : The state government would sign MoUs and agreements with the USTDA, US companies and investors to develop Visakhapatnam as Smart City on February 12, in the presence of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, announced Ganta Srinivasa Rao, HRD minister. He flagged off advanced sanitary vehicles for the city which were purchased with Rs 21 crore, at Indira Priyadarshini Stadium on Tuesday.
The minister also launcehd two road sweeping machines, eight small excavators, eight large excavators, one beach cleaning machine, UGD Cleaner, Bobcat machine and four garbage compactors which would join the manual force of the corporation.
On the occasion, Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that Visakhapatnam had emerged as a global city by successfully conducting the CII Partnership Summit and the International Fleet Review. Expressing gratitude to the people who worked for the success of the events, the minister said that the city would host many more programmes. The minister said that they would widen the roads in the Old City to provide better infrastructure. “We are taking all measures to transform Vizag into world-class cities and send proposals to an international airport and trade fair complex,” said the minister.
GVMC commissioner Pravin Kumar said that the advanced sanitary machines were procured from the funds of the 13th Finance Commission. “These would help make Visakhapatnam spick and span and numero uno in India,” said Pravin.