Monday, November 10, 2014

Visit of Canadian Urban Infrastructure Trade mission to India

A Canadian 'Urban Infrastructure and Built Environment Trade mission' is currently visiting  New Delhi and Mumbai and will participate at “Municipalika 2014” to be held in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat from November 13-15, 2014.The Canadian infrastructure mission is Comprised of several leading Canadian companies.

Over the last two decades, India has witnessed urbanization on a massive scale. Its urban population has increased from 286 million in 2001 to 377 million in 2011. Such migration is expected to continue at unprecedented rates, with India’s urban population estimated to reach 590 million by 2030, contributing 70% to the country’s GDP.

To meet growing urbanisation needs, the Government of India is undertaking aggressive urbanization initiatives. Plans include the construction of 100 smart cities across the country with GIS (Geographic Information Systems)-based town planning and using the latest technology and infrastructure, including housing, integrated waste and water management and advanced transport systems.