Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu would go on a two-day visit to Singapore from September 21. One of the important reasons for his visit is to invite Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh on October 22.
On the first day of his visit, the Chief Minister and his delegation would participate in a commercial meeting at Science Park with a Singapore Consortium and later meet Minister Iswaran for lunch and discuss on the Swiss Challenge Method for Amaravati development. Later in the evening, the Chief Minister will deliver a lecture at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) which will be moderated by Ambassador Gopinath Pillai, Special Envoy to Andhra Pradesh and then attend the dinner hosted by the Singapore Consortium.
On the second day, the Chief Minister, accompanied by the government delegation, will visit the Singapore City Gallery and get an overview of the key physical features such as residential, industrial, commercial areas, airbases, reservoirs and so on in the City. He will also review the planning for the Civic district, Marina Bay and also study the Concept Plan and the Master Plan.
Before wrapping up his 2-day visit, he will visit three townships — Kallang-Bendemeer Region (Sports hub), Changi Business Park Region (Aviation hub) and One-North Region (R&D, Knowledge hub). During this visit to townships, the Chief Minister will understand different stages of integrated townships and how the Seed Development Area could potentially evolve from lower density, high-tech industry business spaces to higher density, high-end office-business park spaces.
The Chief Minister will be accompanied by Ministers Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, P. Narayana, Advisor (Communications) Dr Parakala Prabhakar, CRDA Commissioner N. Srikanth and other senior officials. (NSS)