Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today sought cooperation from people to develop Visakhapatnam as a city of international repute.
“People’s cooperation is essential to develop the port city as a world-class urban centre. The TDP-led Government is committed to achieve this goal,” he said after launching the website of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) ‘Urban Forum’ meeting to be held here from September 14.
The three-day conclave would discuss challenges faced by cities and rapid urbanisation.
Naidu said 600 delegates–500 from India and 100 from abroad–besides representatives of States will take part in the meeting.
The Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority is organising the conclave which has been sponsored by Union Ministry of Urban Development.
Smart cities, greenfield cities, water and sanitation management and urban development, among other issues, will be discussed at the gathering.
Before leaving for Vijayawada, the Chief Minister also held discussions with farmers on the issue of land acquisition for the proposed international airport at Bhogapuaram in Vizianagaram district and relief and rehabilitation package for the project.