Rajasthan govt, SCE ink knowledge-building pact
A Grant Agreement was signed between the Government of Rajasthan and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) for building knowledge capabilities on the governance of sustainable water management and to develop capabilities in urban water management in the state.
The signing ceremony was held here at SMS convention centre in the presence of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Singapore’s Minister of Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam. PHED Principal Secretary Dinesh Kumar signed the agreement on behalf of the state government while Singapore Cooperation Enterprises CEO Kong Wy Mun signed on behalf of SCE.
According to the agreement, Singapore Cooperation Foundation will provide assistance in advisory and capacity building programme for the water management and recycle of waste water.
A series of workshops will be conducted to build capacity of 100 officials from PHED and other relevant departments of Rajasthan Government with the help of Temasek Foundation.
Singapore Cooperation Enterprise will be the lead agency to aggregate a team of experts from Singapore.
The few initial areas which will be covered during this 18 month programme are urban water management, governance of waste water treatment and water management. The first such workshop has started in Jaipur.