The Union government had selected Visakhapatnam for hosting the summit wherein delegates will discuss investments, urbanisation, formation of new cities and policies and will explore solutions for the challenges. The conference would discuss how to increase the productivity, how to make a separate urban finance system and creation of employment opportunities.
The three-day meet beginning today will be inaugurated by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in the presence of Union Minister of Urban Development, M. Venkaiah Naidu and other dignitaries.
With an eye on promoting ‘Sunrise Andhra Pradesh’ on the global arena, the state government had also gone all out with convening several high-level meetings as well as forming an array of committees to oversee the proceedings of the meet. Based on the discussions and deliberations during the three days, ‘Vizag Declaration’ will be prepared, which would play a vital role in the ministers’ conference of BRICS to be held on October 15 and 16 in Goa.
About 70 delegates from Brazil, China, Russia and South Africa will be attending the three-day summit.