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British help for Kerala city minimise climate impact

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Aluva Marthandavarma Bridge bridge over Periyar

 

Aluva Marthandavarma Bridge bridge over Periyar
Aluva Marthandavarma Bridge bridge over Periyar

An Indo-UK technical assistance workshop for Future Proofing Aluva municipality, near here, will be held here Nov 12-13, it was announced .

The project builds upon a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Aluva Municipality and WS Atkins International (ATKINS) supported by the British High Commission and witnessed by Prince of Wales Charles during his visit to Kerala in November 2013, said a press release issued by the British Deputy High Commission in Chennai.

Aluva is around 15 km from Kochi, the commercial capital of the state. It is part of a project supported by the British High Commission to help minimise climate impact risk.

The project aims to help Aluva prepare better for climate impact by developing sustainable approaches to growth that integrate the needs and solutions of local communities.

This is the first time an integrated analysis of Aluva’s development pathway will be prepared and used to explore scenario for its future development.

The workshop is being organised by Atkins International Ltd UK, The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) in partnership with Aluva Municipality of Kerala.

Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner said: “UK has immense experience in developing smart cities and has been supporting future-proofing of Indian cities like Madurai. We wish this partnership would work to the benefit of Aluva.”