GoAP inks MoU with LKY

The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) have entered into an MoU for drafting the version 2.0 of the Vision 2029 document. The MoU was signed by Special Chief Secretary and CCLA Anil Chandra Punetha and LKYSPP Dean Professor Danny Quah in the presence of Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu and Secretary to GoAP & CEO, APSDPS Sanjay Gupta in Singapore.

LKY will collaborate with GoAP on several aspects. Firstly, in conducting health check-ups for MSME sector through method of “Productivity Tracking and Efficiency Monitoring (PTEM) Index” for improving the efficiency and sustainability. Secondly, in conducting “Livable Cities Index” study for four cities in AP for enhancing the competitiveness of the cities on parameters such as economic vibrancy, environmental friendliness, domestic security and governance and finally in improving quality of higher education in the state by working on curriculum development.

LKY has also agreed to extend their services for collaborating on two aspects of governance, i.e. Strengthening Knowledge and Practices of Governance and Public Administration, and Independent Audit of Real Time Monitoring System.

“Huge investments in food processing by companies like Mondelez International Inc., Pepsi, ITC are flowing. Tirupati is a hub for electronics and manufacturing and AP has a large traction in the automobile sector. All investments are tracked on a real-time basis by the officials”, said Sri. N. Chandrababu Naidu.

Explaining the opportunities in investing in AP, the Chief Minister said the state is attracting a lot of FDI and the state’s single desk bureau has been very effective in granting early clearances for industries. The Vision Management Unit (VMU) at APSDPS, Planning Department and Higher Education Department are the acting nodal agencies for carrying out the activities agreed in the MoU.

Later, in a meeting with industrialists in LKYSPP, the Chief Minister released two books including ‘Balanced, Sustainable and Competitiveness Enhancement (BSCE) Study for Vietnam: A Critical Evaluation with Development Potentials’ by Minister Heng Swee Keat with Dr. Vu Tien Loc, Chairman and President, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The second book was ‘Productivity Tracking and Efficiency Monitoring of Singapore’s Small and Medium Enterprises’ by Professor Danny Quah, Dean, LKYSPP.