A 40 member Japanese delegation including the Mayors of five cities visited the Kochi Municipal Corporation and evinced great interest in helping the Cochin City in sewage treatment, water – disaster management and environmental issues. The 40 member Japanese delegation also included the members of Lake Nakaumi, Lake Shinji and Mt. Daisen Area Economic Council and the Sanin India Association.
A detailed presentation on Kochi’s urban landscape, development potential and issues was made by Dr. Rajan Chedambath, Director, Centre for Heritage, Environment and Development wing of the Kochi Municipal Corporation during the reception and the Japanese team made a presentation on Sanin province. The delegation was very keen in probing the ways to forge the mutual cooperation and economic development in water management, handling industrial waste, recycling and IT. The team also asked about the issues faced by the civic administration in the solid waste management sector. The team also visited the Brahmapuram treatment plant after the council reception to get a clear cut information about the waste management system of the Kochi Municipal Corporation. The team offered all support for the development and modernization of Kochi’s urban sector from Sanin’s areas of expertise.
Masataka Matsuura (Mayor, Matsue City), Yasuo Nozaka (Mayor, Yonago City), Hideto Nagaoka (Mayor, Izumo City), Hiroki Kondo (Mayor, Yasugi City), Katsugi Nakamura (Mayor, Sakaiminato City), Hon’be Mayor Shri. Tony Chammany, Deputy Mayor Smt. Bhadra B, Kochi Corporation Secretary Smt. A.S. Anuja and Standing Committee Chairmen were also present.
The visit was organized by Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce and they will lead the collaboration between two cities.
The entire visit was coordinated by c-hed for the Kochi Municipal Corporation.