Barcelona offers expertise to Delhi in urban planning

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 22:13

New Delhi: Spanish city of Barcelona today
offered its expertise to Delhi Government in urban planning
and heritage conservation.

The offer was made to Delhi Lt Governor Tejindra Khanna
by a delegation from Barcelona during a meeting here.
The delegation, led by Ambassador of Spain Ion de la
Riva, broadly discussed possibility of entering into a
Memorandum of Understanding between city of Barcelona and
Delhi Government for sharing of expertise in urban planning
and heritage conservation.

Showing interest in the offer, Khanna said Delhi needs
expansion of infrastructure to cater to the rising population
in the city. He said population in the city has increased from
3,50,000 in 1947 to nearly 18 million today.

Khanna said experts from Barcelona are most welcome to
share their knowledge expertise in the field of town planning
and development.

A road-map could accordingly be drawn up between Delhi
and Barcelona for cooperation and experience-sharing in these
fields, he said.

-PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 22:13

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