Indo-French Seminar: Towards Smart and Sustainable Cities

Purva Marwaha - 06-nov.-2015 10:41:17
Indo-French seminar, “Towards Smart and Sustainable Cities”, on 4th November 2015, a collaborative effort of the Embassy of France in India, the Indian Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).   For the inagural session, Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, additional secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, Dr Jyotsna Suri, President of FICCI, and Ambassador François Richier were present. The seminar brought together Indian urban development stakeholders to help prepare roadmaps for the implementation of the MoUD’s Smart Cities Mission in their cities/regions. It included discussions on practical solutions to the challenges of modern urban development.  The three focus areas of this seminar were: governance of smart cities, sustainable technological solutions to the challenges of modern urban development, and integration of existing infrastructure in smart city plans. The French side was represented by a high-level delegation, including representatives of the French Ministry of Urban Development and officials of the administrations of the French cities of Bordeaux and Lyon with proven successful experience in smart city projects.

Indian urban development minister seeks French investment in India

Banani GOSH - 04-juil.-2013 07:33:05
During his two days visit in France, India’s urban development minister Mr.Kamal Nath urged French companies to seriously explore the "exciting opportunities" in the urban development sector in India. The meeting which was held in Medef was attended by over 70 large and medium sized French companies. He emphasized on the point that French companies have to participate in this sector in a big way  as  50% of the urban investment has to come from the private sector . He dismissed fears that there were increasing uncertainties about the economic policies of the Indian government and that was scaring the French and other foreign companies away. One of the key objectives of his visits was to attract medium sized French companies to invest in India . He cited many examples of the French companies who are present in India namely: Suez Water, Veolia, Alstom, Lafarge.  Source :
Sophie Clavelier, Country Head   Welcome to the French Trade Commission Business France in India!     Our key mission is to promote trade relations between France and India. We assist French- based companies seeking potential partners and new markets in India, while helping Indian businesses to identify potential French suppliers, commercial and technical partners.   In India, our 4 offices are located in business hubs, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai. We have a dedicated multicultural team of 38 experts in the following growing sectors: Agrofood Industry Industry and Cleantech Lifestyle and Healthcare Tech & Services Our Trade Commission also has a Press office in charge of helping French companies to communicate in India as well as a Market Access Department enabling them to better understand and adjust to the Indian regulatory and fiscal framework. In


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