Title : Singapore to help train Indian officials on waste and water management
Date : 25 February 2015, Wednesday
The issue discussed here is about Foreign Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam visited the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur today, and that during this visit, discussion was carried out regarding the collaboration for Singapore companies with interests in India and more importantly, Mr Shanmugam invited Chief Minister Raje to send her officials to Singapore to study Singapore's practices in urban planning and housing fabrication technology, and we are told that up to 100 officials will soon be sent over to be trained on waste and water management.
The writer did not provide her stand on this issue, however, I support and agree with the implementing of this idea. It is essential for every country to be improving herself constantly, and one of the ways this can be carried out is through the sharing of management strategies between the countries. As stated, Mr Shanmugam invited officials to come over to Singapore to study her practices in many areas, and this is a good collaborative effort as Singapore receive a few benefits through this expansion of cooperation in areas. firstly, as mentioned, Singapore gets to learn about how other countries manage their waste, how they do urban planning and skills development and these new techniques or strategies can be applied to improve standard of living.
Next, as Mr Shanmugam invite Indian officials to Singapore to study our practices on certain areas, we show that we welcome them and it aids in the building up of relationship with India, and this is very crucial if we need to ask for help from them in the future.
Lastly, with good relations with neighboring countries like India, Singapore companies which are interested to expand their businesses with India will be able to venture into a whole new market, and this provides more businesses opportunities for Singaporeans, leading to growth in economy.