Britain To Do Business In Andhra Pradesh
Britain is focusing on energy, financial services and ease of doing business in Andhra Pradesh, British Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Fleming said.
Dr. Fleming said that Britain has been collaborating with Andhra Pradesh for a long time, and this year, they are putting a special focus on these three areas.
Expressing happiness at Visakhapatnam becoming the Executive capital of the State, Dr. Fleming said that the city has the potential to transform into a major city but challenges such as water availability and traffic management should
“I am happy that Visakhapatnam is one of the smart cities. The UK has many collaborative areas in the smart city project and we are eager for more engagements,” he said.
“We would like to work on areas of waste management and water management for the future in this city,” he added.
Last year, the British High Commission focused on the trafficking of tribal girls from the Visakhapatnam Agency and the empowerment of Dalits in the Godavari districts.
Dr. Fleming recently visited AP MedTech Zone and was impressed with the facilities offered there. He also appreciated the State Government’s move to make an English medium of instruction mandatory in government schools.
According to him, the British High Commission has funded an amount of 10 million pounds in various research projects at universities and institutions of higher education in A.P. and Telangana.