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Bangalore, San Francisco now 'sister cities'

Last updated: 01 December, 2009
Bangalore, Nov 30, DH News Service:

Bangalore and San Francisco on Monday signed seven Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) strengthening the ‘sister cities’ arrangement.

Mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom with Chief Minister Yeddyurappa in Bangalore on Monday. DH Photo

 
Mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom with Chief Minister Yeddyurappa in Bangalore on Monday. DH PhotoThe MoUs were signed in the presence of Chief Minister Yedddyurappa and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom at Vidhana Soudha.

“The sister cities concept is unique - it is a two-way process, which ensures give and take by both the sides,” the Chief Minister told reporters.

Healthcare, water and sanitation, education and research, art, museum and culture, trade and commerce and fashion technology were the areas wherein MoUs were signed.

Promoting growth

The two cities had signed an MoU in October last year to form sister cities arrangement, aimed at promoting cooperation and understanding between the two cities and to partner in the areas of economic growth, cultural exchange, knowledge transfer and fostering clean technology. It has now been extended to seven more areas.

Great output

Gavin Newsom said San Francisco would take the MoU seriously and provide great results. The main thrust will be on exchanges in infrastructure development, waste disposal, environment initiatives.

“Bangalore is a remarkable place which attracts creative people...I am a huge fan of India and Bangalore. Having cordial relations with India is essential,” he stated.


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