Participants from 15 countries will be visiting various development projects across the country
GN Bureau | January 24, 2018
The trainees of 37th International Training Programme on ‘Planning and Management of Urban Services’, organised by HUDCO’s Human Settlement Management Institute, interacted with HUDCO’s CMD, M Ravi Kanth. The training programme started on January 15 and would end on March 9.
A total of 23 participants from 15 countries are attending the programme and will be visiting various urban development projects to across the country to understand the planning and management models of urban centres in India. The programme is supported by ministry of external affairs under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Special Commonwealth Assistance for Africa Programme (SCAAP) and the TCS Colombo plan.
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