The MoU will advance Visakhapatnam's efforts to make it more efficient and sustainable through the development of interconnected infrastructure, communications and data systems. Vizag was one of the 20 cities named by the central government last month under the first phase of smart cities programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Naidu said Vizag would be developed into one of the finest smart cities in the country with the assistance of the US. He said the project offer great opportunities for the US companies. "We are proud of our cooperation with the state government of Andhra Pradesh and the important role our partnership will play in advancing one of India's highest economic development priorities.A By bringing together the right private sector expertise and a committed partner, the opportunities for growth are limitless," said Zak. This cooperation is one component of a multi-faceted effort by USTDA to support the development of smart cities in Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.