SRINAGAR: A delegation from Czech Republic called upon governor N N Vohra and visited the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Thursday.
A 9-member delegation of led by Karel Schwarzenberg, chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee of Chamber of Deputies, called on Vohra at the Raj Bhavan Jammu.
The delegation comprised Pavel Holik, vice-chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, Leo Luzar, chairman of the Parliamentary Subcommittee for External Economic Relations; Karel Rais, chairman of the Parliamentary Subcommittee for Development Cooperation, Rom Kostrica, member of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, Milan Hovorka, ambassador Extraordinary and Pleniopotentiary of the Czech Republic of India, Roman Masarik, deputy head of Mission of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi, Zuzana Putnarova, secretary of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, and Silvie Ginterova, interpreter.
The delegation discussed various matters of mutual interest to both India and the Czech Republic and establishment of strong economic cooperation between the two countries.
The chairman of the delegation observed that the purpose of their visit was to learn about the rich diversity of India.
During the delegation’s discussions with the governor, it was suggested that the possible areas of economic cooperation in J&K could include harnessing of vast hydro power potential, solid waste management, tourism promotion and civil aviation.
The delegation later visited the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) here.
As per an official handout issued here, the delegation was hosted by senior municipal officers including the chief accounts officer, health officer, and secretary SMC, on behalf of municipal commissioner, who was in Delhi for an official meeting.
The team had an interactive session with them, the handout said.
The delegates were apprised of the developmental activities and other functions being looked over by the SMC including sanitation, enforcement, building permissions, and revenue, it said.
During the interactive session, a mechanised sanitation of Srinagar city with the introduction of the state of modern art machines including hoppers and compactors, beautification, nocturnal cleaning, and other developmental works which include construction of community halls and facilitation centres were also discussed at length.
Other group members also exchanged ideas and expressed their views and appreciated the best practices and modalities being put into operation by SMC.