Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is likely to appoint an eminent person from Singapore in the Capital Advisory Committee.
According to sources, this was informed by Mr Naidu himself to the Singapore team which met him here on Monday.
Accordingly, the AP government will issue orders soon. The AP government has constituted a nine-member Capital Advisory Committee in the past with top business persons in the country and business persons turned politicians. Now the panel will have an international member too.
Singapore former pri-me minister Goh Chok Tong, along with a delegation, met Mr Naidu and discussed about construction of the new ca-pital. The Singapore delegation offered support from the government of Singapore in infrastructural, industrial and city development efforts that would be undertaken by the state.
According to sources, the Singapore delegation expressed more interest on ports to be constructed in the state. The delegation also offered to share the experience in the design of the new capital city and to encourage Singapore companies to participate in various port, airport, industrial and tourism projects. The Singapore delegation has suggested that funding could be tapped from the proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to be set up with China, Singapore and several other countries including India as founder members. They extended an invitation to the AP CM Naidu to visit Singapore.
Meanwhile AP CM Naidu appraised the delegation about the plans of the state government to develop Andhra Pradesh as a logistics and manufacturing hub, with ports, airports, highways, industrial nodes in the Vizag- Chennai and the Chennai- Bangalore industrial corridors, petrochemical corridor and smart cities, as well as plans to promote tourism in a big way.