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- Jul 23, 2009
Japan inks pact for Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor project
New Delhi: Giving a push to the ambitious Rs 3.6-lakh crore Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project, New Delhi and Tokyo today signed two pacts, including collaboration in developing eco-cities around the project. "The DMIC is conceptualised as a global investment and manufacturing destination with emphasis on expanding manufacturing and services base," Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said after signing the two pacts here today.
The Minister also said the project will involve huge investment and initial projection points at a whopping Rs 3,60,000 crore. The DMIC Development Corporation entered into a pact with the Japan External Trade Organisation for collaborating with the environment-related projects and for transfer of Japanese expertise in developing and promoting 'smart communities' (eco-cities) around the DMIC project area.
The Japan Bank of International Cooperation also singed a loan agreement totalling up to USD 75 million (Rs 330 crore) with India Infrastructure Finance Company to prepare plan for overall DMIC region and developing plans for investment in Phase-1.