India, Japan sign MoU to develop Varanasi into ‘smart city’

India, Japan sign MoU to develop Varanasi into smart city

A partner city MoU was signed by Indian Ambassador Deepa Wadhwa and Kyoto mayor Daisaka Kadokawa at a ceremony witnessed by Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. The MoU, which was signed soon after Modis arrival here on a five-day visit, provides for cooperation in heritage conservation, city modernisation and cooperation in the fields of art, culture and academics, external affairs ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin told reporters This will serve as framework for Smart heritage city programme between the two countries, he added. Kyoto, which is a heritage city with Buddhist culture, provides special symbolism to the visit as the Prime Minister has the vision of rejuvenating Indian cities.

Source: Live Mint

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