The Union Cabinet was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India and Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure, Government of Maldives on cooperation in the field of Sustainable Urban Development. The MoU was signed in February this year. A Joint Working Group (JWG) will be constituted to strategize and implement programmes on cooperation under the framework of the MoU. The Joint Working Group will meet once in a year, alternately in Maldives and in India.
The MoU will promote strong, deep and long-term bilateral cooperation in the field of Sustainable Urban Development between the two countries. The MoU came into effect on the date of signing by the two contracting parties and will remain in force for indefinite period.