[ecis2016.org] The Maharashtra government and Singapore’s Changi Airport, will collaborate for a greenfield airport development project in Pune, chief minister Davendra Fadnavis has announced
Maharashtra Airport Development Company Ltd (MADC) and Singapore’s Changi Airports International Pte Ltd (CAI), will collaborate for a greenfield airport development at Pune. The two will also explore the setting up of special purpose vehicles (SPVs) and further investments in airport projects. “I have offered the partnership of the Maharashtra government, in the new airport at Pune and a passenger and cargo airport at Nagpur,” Fadnavis told reporters, after he called on Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong. Fadnavis also called on deputy prime minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam and met trade and industry minister S Iswaran.
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The MADC and CAI, will work on upgrading the Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport at Nagpur, into a regional logistics and cargo hub. Fadnavis and his delegation also held discussions with a number of Singapore businesses, including Surbana Juorng, for the masterplans for Pune and Nagpur. Fadnavis met Liew Mun Leong, Changi Airport Group’s chairman and Surbana Jurong, the master planner of Amaravati, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh. The Maharashtra government has also called on Surbana Jurong to participate in planning the development of the two cities, he said.
Both countries have agreed to set up a working group on these projects, to be co-chaired by Fadnavis and Iswaran. Fadnavis, who arrived in Singapore from a business trip to Seoul, has invited Singapore investors to participate in the large range of business opportunities in Maharashtra.
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