Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Visit of World Bank Team

I had detailed discussions with a delegation of World Bank officials yesterday. Mr Zhiyu Jerry Chen Urban Economist, Mr Raghu Kesavan Senior Infrastructure Specialist and Mr Tapas Paul Senior Environment met me in two parts. One related to Green City Growth and the other was about National Ganga Mission. Mr Chen and Mr Kesavan later visited New Town and promised to come back for more discussions about formulating a Technical Assistance for capacity building. We also talked about the West Bengal Secondary Cities Project.
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Mr Arun Kumar, Regional Chief HUDCO met me at Hidco yesterday. This was a follow up on my telephonic conversation with CMD Hudco last week about participation in the Financial Hub. We explored options for building up an India Habitat Centre-like structure by Hudco where NHB (National Housing Bank) and others could be accommodated. In fact, consequent of my conversation with NHB Chairman last week about the Financial Hub, he is scheduled to meet Minister F Hakim at Hidco today afternoon.
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Here is a clipping from today's Times of India:
And here is a clipping from Pratidin of today:
Talking of the Financial Hub, yesterday Mr R H Mewawala, Executive Vice President of Stock Holding Corporation of India came to meet me at Hidco from Mumbai to talk about participation in the Financial Hub. He also visited the site.
As a follow up to my conversation with Chairman LIC last week, we will today try to talk to Regional Chief of LIC in Kolkata

1 comment:

  1. Really awesome updates !!!! Keep posting more of them. :-)

    What are we planning for West Bengal Secondary Cities Project? Any web link to things that we have planned? This area really needs urgent attention.