Vijaywada: Frequent visits of foreigners boost city image

Beautification work, roads expansion among VMC's renovation works.

Vijayawada: The frequent visits of foreigners from Japan, Singapore, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia, Hungary, Sri Lanka and various other countries is slowly boosting the city’s image. Now the foreigners’ visits to the city surroundings including Amaravati capital city location are common since the last several months.

Their visits will increase following the capital construction, metro rail and airport developments, says Metro Rail MD Ramakrishna Reddy. Vijayawada city is also being renovated with beautification work, roads expansion and greenery. City hotels are also getting good occupancy rate from foreigners’ visits.

According to reports, the foreign delegates’ visits are now common, especially with officials and industrialists from Singapore, Japan and China teams visiting the city areas. The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) also sought the Japan and Singapore experts for implementing better sewage treatment and waste management system in the city.

Teams of these countries visited the city and its drainage system as part of study for providing better services. On the other hand, Hungary’s experts’ team is also studying city’s water management system. After MP Kesineni Srinivas (Nani) request, the Hungary team took part in the 24 hours water supply project. Besides, Malaysian government’s PEMANDU team visited the city several times and they are making plans for the city’s development in all aspects.

Already Australian companies are interested in setting up thermal power projects near Machilipatnam. The members of the companies toured various locations in Krishna district several times for selecting a suitable location. A Chinese delegation visited the capital location and expressed interest in taking part in the developments. They are also conducting a study for the bullet train project and took part in meetings with Krishna district collector several times.

Two days ago, the Japanese team visited the city and discussed over metro rail project with local officials. Metro Rail Project managing director Ramakrishna Reddy said that several foreign teams will visit the city regularly in future too. He said that the city would get a capital look and feel from the ongoing developments. Hotels and transport agencies would also benefit from it, says political analyst A. Brahmaiah.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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