Sunday, January 24, 2016

High-level #US trade mission to visit India next month

US. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews will lead a delegation of 18 American companies on a Smart Cities Infrastructure Business Development Mission to India from February 8-12, 2016, with stops in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Lee Zak and Vice President of Global Business Development at the Export-Import Bank Ray Ellis will also participate in the mission.“By joining the global consensus agreed to in Paris last month, India made clear that it will be an important part of the world’s solution to a truly global problem,” said U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews. “U.S. industry stands ready and able to help India make its cities more sustainable – an effort that will greatly benefit India’s economic growth and our world’s ability to address a changing climate,” he added.

Indian government has made infrastructure development a priority, along with a plan to develop 100 smart cities – developed urban areas that would create sustainable economic development and high quality of life through efficient and innovative energy, transportation, digital, social platforms. To connect these proposed cities with existing air and sea ports, India needs infrastructure upgrades and technologies.