123 Farmers to head for Singapore : CM

The Chief Minister announced that all selected 123 farmers from the capital region will be sent to Singapore, for learning about the best practices in the fields of business and entrepreneurship. While the original plan accounted for 100 farmers, the Chief Minister approved the sanction of an extra ₹12 lakh to include all the selected interested farmers.
Farmers are the original citizens of the capital, and they should be happy. Their transition into the entrepreneurship sector must be smooth, so we must ensure that skill building is a continuous process

He instructed the officials to make clear milestones, and ensure that all 32,000 families of the region are empowered, and become self-sustainable.

₹2,652 crore for Housing 

The Chief Minister also reviewed the progress on the housing project for government employees in Amaravati. The designs for the towers and villas and blueprints and layouts of houses were presented to the Chief Minister by Team One India Pvt. Ltd.

MLAs and AIS officers will have 18 towers of luxury flats of a built-up area of 3,500 sq ft., including a clubhouse and parking. Non-gazetted officers will have 22 towers (1,200 sq ft.), Type 1 Gazetted officers will have 8 towers (1,800 sq ft.) and Type 2 Gazetted officers will have 7 towers (1,500 sq ft.). Class IV officers will have 6 towers with flats of 900 sq ft.

Three contractors, NCC, L&T and Shapoorji Pallonji, have been finalised, for the completion of the housing project within the next 6 months. The Chief Minister also approved the revised administration sanction of ₹2,652 crore, while the previous proposed cost was ₹1,991 crore.

Singapore Consortium

Benjamin Yap, who has now become the Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Consortium in Amaravati, informed the Chief Minister that the progress of different housing projects near the capital region is positive.

The Chief Minister said that he is grateful for their cooperation so far, and it has made formality and many official procedures fast and efficient. “I admire Singapore, for being one of the best livable nations, and I need your help to learn from your experience. I want Amaravati to follow the same path of success, and avoid mistakes much as possible”, said the Chief Minister.

He also instructed the Joint Implementation Steering Committee, to fill all communication gaps, and keep up the good spirit of the partnership between Andhra Pradesh and Singapore.

Schools

8 out of 11 of the top schools in India have responded positively, and the authority will go ahead with the allotment of a total of 32 acres of land. The remaining three are yet to respond with additional information.

The Chief Minister told the officials to encourage more boarding schools, so that students from other states can also live here and study.

State Level Command Centre – AP Fibernet

The Chief Minister approved the establishment of a State Level Command Centre, and allocated 2 acres for the same.

Golf Course

He also approved the set-up of a golf course across 70 acres, for national level events to be hosted in the capital region.

Consultants Meet

The Chief Minister said that post his US and UK tour, he would like to meet consultants hired by all departments, and assess the progress of the projects in question.

He also said that in the next meeting, he would like to review the details of the development of the Inner Ring Road, Outer Ring Road, trunk infrastructure and the forest reserve land.

Professor S. L. Dhingra

The Chief Minister shared his special regards and wishes for Prof. S. L. Dhingra, on the occasion of his birthday. He appreciated the professor’s commitment and contribution to the progress of Amaravati.

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