Andhra CM holds talks with Malaysian agency in Singapore

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, today held talks with a delegation from Iskandar Medini Development Authority, Malaysia on various issues relating to capital development.

Naidu is leading a delegation, which includes State Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishndu, to Singapore, seeking to invite Singapore Prime Minister for the capital foundation stone ceremony on October 22.

The Malaysian delegation gave a presentation on their experiences in developing Medini Iskandar Malaysia and their efforts in making it Malaysia’s largest single urban development zone till date. They also explained the principle of demand-driven master planning, according to a statement.

Medini is a Greenfield development spanning 2,230 acres designed to become the Central Business District of Iskandar Malaysia.

The Chief Minister said the developmental story of Medini Iskandar Malaysia will serve as a learning experience for Andhra Pradesh in constructing Amaravati as a world-class people’s capital.

During the presentation, the Iskandar delegation highlighted their thrust areas such as provision of infrastructure and creation of a plug and play environment for investors. They informed that $300 million was invested on infrastructure.

The delegation explained that as part of developing a media village, Medini Iskandar was able to attract the internationally renowned Pinewood Studios. Along with lifestyle areas, the village also houses international schools, and universities and business parks.

(This article was published on September 21, 2015. Author:V RISHI KUMAR)