Canada to help India in building smart cities

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Canada will help India in building smart cities and achieving its target of housing for all by offering wooden multi-storey housing technology, officials said here Wednesday.

In a meeting with Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu here, Canadian Minister of International Trade Ed Fast said his country’s “expertise in wood-based housing technology that enables multi-storey construction and India can consider it to meet its ambitious housing targets”.

He said life span of such houses is about 60 years and is amenable for renewal.

The Canadian minister told Naidu that Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary figure among the world’s top 10 smart cities and his country was keen to partner with India in building smart cities.

Source: Business Standard (link opens in a new window)