With an aim to market Rajasthan as a global tourist destination, the Government of Rajasthan and Singapore signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) in Udaipur Thursday in the presence of Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong and Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje.
“Singapore has been a close friend and partner of Rajasthan in infrastructure and tourism development. With these MoUs, we aim to deepen this association and develop the state as a world-class, global tourist destination with advanced urban infrastructure,” Raje said.
The MoU on tourism between Rajasthan and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) was signed by Roli Singh, Rajasthan Tourism Secretary and Wy Mun Kong, CEO of SCE.
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The MoU seeks to aggregate Singapore’s expertise through tripartite collaboration between the government, tourism institutions and industry partners to strengthen Rajasthan’s “knowledge capabilities.” Rajasthan is also seeking to utilise Singapore’s public and private sector proficiency in the development of tourism.
The second MoU, between International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and Rajasthan was signed by Mukesh Kumar Sharma, Principal Secretary, Urban Development and Housing, and Tan Soon Kim, IE’s Assistant CEO.
This agreement focuses on “enhancing Rajasthan’s international appeal and connectivity, facilitation of private sector participation” in a bid to “rejuvenate the state’s heritage areas and critical urban and smart solutions.” Singapore will also share expertise in areas like inter-modal transport integration, waste management solutions and affordable wireless connection.
Centre for Tourism Training inaugurated
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday inaugurated Centre of Excellence for Tourism Training (CETT) in Udaipur in the presence of the Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, and ministers from both Singapore and Rajasthan.
The centre has been established by Rajasthan’s Department of Skills, Employment and Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the ITE Education Services (ITEES), Singapore, and will provide skill and vocational training in services related to travel and tourism.