International delegation meets Mayor: learns best practices of MCC
The Voice of Chandigarh News | Photo By T S Bedi
International delegates from 17 countries visited Municipal Corporation Chandigarh and met with Davesh Moudgil, Mayor of Chandigarh. The Mayor addressed the participants of 1st international programme for health policy and management at the conference hall.
In his address to the participants he talked about the smart city initiatives being undertaken by the MCC, which includes using modern techniques to save energy, open defecation free initiatives, segregation of waste from source till final disposal, smart parking, encouraging feedbacks of citizens through the mobile-based application , provision of safe water issues etc.
The Mayor also had a word about the rehabilitation of the poor slum population providing them good hopes for their settlement. The Mayor encouraged all the delegates of 17 countries including Kenya, Trinidad & Tobago, Nigeria, Mongolia, Oman, Palestine, Sudan, Cambodia, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Mauritius, Ghana, Vietnam, Slovak Republic, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh and Lebanon to share their feedback and best practices of their countries.
After the meeting, the MCC organized field visit for the delegates to Rose garden, Japanese garden, Waterworks and other projects of MCC.
Other dignitaries including Superintending engineer B&R N P Sharma and other senior officials also addressed them about innovative initiatives in the city. The participants visited the water treatment plant, open gymnasium and solid waste management system in the city which was highly appreciated by all participants. A short movie was shown to the participants highlighting the structure and responsibilities of the MCC and the best practices being run the Chandigarh. He also told about the concept of Cycle roads, and establishing and maintaining parks and gardens for environmental safety.