Wolverhampton has exchanged best practices with Shimla Municipal Corporation in the areas of solid waste management and urban mobility under the European Union’ project.

Wolverhampton, 24th July 2019

Within the framework of the European Union, International Urban Cooperation (IUC) project, a delegation of four Shimla City representatives led by Ms Sarveen Choudhary Urban Development Minister Himanchal State and Mr. Pankaj Rai, Municipal Commissioner is visiting the City of Wolverhampton between the 22 nd
and 26 th July. The Shimla delegation was informed about best practices in Wolverhampton on urban development projects, transportation, solid waste management, and other urban issues. The delegation shared Shimla’s best practices especially on solid waste management and sustainable transport. The five days program is a mix of practical and theoretical exposure to various success stories in urban development. In order to enhance the quality of life in the two cities will work together on a specific action plan on urban issues.

Ms Sarveen Choudhary Urban Development Minister Himanchal stated: “Our interactions and discussions with Wolverhampton set the context for a long lasting relationship. As part of this visit we are now focusing on more specific collaboration possibilities, especially in the areas of solid waste management and urban mobility. As part of the EU IUC India project, we are looking forward to a productive cooperation and exchange of ideas to the benefit of both cities.”
Mr. Pankaj Rai, Municipal Commissioner stated: “We look forward to collaborate with Wolverhampton and implement some best practices for a joint beneficial outcome. City to city cooperation on urban issues can lead to a more sustainable world in line with international frameworks.”

Ms. Charlotte Johns (Head of Local Economy) Wolverhampton said: “We welcome Shimla to Wolverhamptonand are happy to participate in this European Union exchange program. Our city has taken a number of effective initiatives in the fields of solid waste management, urban mobility and we are ready to share this
experience and also adopt new initiatives.”

IUC/India, is part of the corresponding global IUC Programme. It is financed by the European Union, and implemented by a consortium of GFA Consulting Group GmbH (leader) and CRISIL. The IUC aims to boost cooperation on sustainable urban development with EU partners in Asia and the Americas.

For more information contact Mr. Ashish Verma, IUC/India, averma@iuc-india.eu And see: iuc.eu/about/