City agencies to ink pact with San Francisco

 
Co-Chair of the initiative Madhav Misra said SF has entered into the sister city relationship with more than 16 cities of the world but the relationship between SF and Bangalore would be best one given the fact that both the cities are IT-BT destination. There are sizable number of people of Indian origin in California who are contributing to the growth of the city, said Misra.

Bangalore would be benefited in several areas like biotech, infotech, small scale industries, science, solid waste management, sewage disposal system, public education and health care, water management, infrastructure projects, elevating the status of urban poor and environment. San Francisco which has got skills of recycling 85 per cent of the garbage would share its expertise with the Bangalore civic agency, said Misra. It will also look into working jointly to help the urban poor. The relationship between the two cities will also help in general trade and industry promotion.

SF Mayor Gavin Newsom would be arriving at Bangalore on late Sunday night to start-off the three-day official tour of the delegation. Besides signing the MoUs on the first day the officials will also sign deals for cultural ties. On day two tree plantation ceremony at Freedom Park would be held along with tie-ups with Infosys and Biocon. The delegation would also visit Indus International School. On the third day a book on the contribution of Indians in Bay areas of California would be released.

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