Infrastructure Collaboration Platform (ICP) Meeting with Assistant Secretary Arun Kumar, 14 Jan, Fluor Daniel office, Gurgaon

Select group of Amcham Companies met with Assistant Secretary Trade  & Director General, FCS, Arun Kumar and his team ahead of the Presidential visit, to develop the key deliverables for the Infrastructure Collaboration Platform.  It was decided to formalize the setting up of an Industry Consortium comprising of all interested Govt and Industry stakeholders. Minister Counsellor John McCaslin emphasized that the US govt is focused on having this consortium set up to help advance US engagement and investments in the Smart cities initiative of the Govt Of India. Detailed discussions were held on the MOUs to be signed with state govts of Rajasthan, UP and Andhra Pradesh for the three cities of Vizag, Allahabad and Ajmer that are to be developed as Smart cities with U.S. assistance.   A formal launch of Amcham’s Infrastructure and Energy Capability Deck was made at the event which was well received by all.