Cabinet Approves MoC between India-Japan on Urban Development

05 June 2021 Current Affairs:The Union Cabinet has approved a MoC (memorandum of cooperation) between India-Japan on the subject of sustainable city development. 

♦ A Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on Sustainable Urban Development has been signed between the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India & the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism, Government of Japan. 
♦ A Joint Working Group (JWG) will be additionally shaped to implement the programmes on cooperation below the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC). The JWG will meet as soon as a year.
♦ The MoC will enhance the technical cooperation in Urban Planning, Smart Cities Development, Affordable Housing (including rental housing), Urban Flood Management, Sewerage and Waste Water Management, etc. 
♦ The exceptional practices and key learnings will be exchanged between India and Japan in Sustainable Urban Development.

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