The US Trade and Development Agency has signed MoU with the Department Of Municipal Administration of Andhra Pradesh on funding for drawing up the master plan for Visakhapatnam Smart City and a consortium of three US companies, comprising AECOM, KPMG and IBM. The grant agreement was inked in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.
The MoU was signed by Principal Secretary (Municipal Administration) Karikal Velavan and Country Manager of USTDA Heather K Lanigan in the presence of Chief Minister and Director of USTDA Leocadila I Zak. US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma was present on the occasion .
The USTDA is one of the independent Agencies of the United States government, established in 1961 to advance economic development and US commercial interests in developing and middle income countries. USTDA is located in Rosslyn in Arlington Country, Virginia. The agency currently works in 66 countries.
So lets discuss some questions related to this artical which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Expand the term USTDA ?
2. Name the CM of Andhra Pradesh ?
3. Name the US Ambassador to India ?
4. USTDA has been signed the MoU with which state municipal administration ?