The State government on Monday entered into an MoU with the Singapore-based Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) for cooperation in research and training to improve competitiveness in administration. The MoU was signed by the LKYSPP Dean Professor Danny Quah and Special Chief Secretary and CCLA Anil Chandra Punetha in the presence of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in Singapore.
Mr. Naidu said Singapore had turned crises into opportunities and grew from adverse conditions into a world economic power. He said Andhra Pradesh had similar features. It also faced problems associated with bifurcation four years ago and was navigating through all the initial obstacles. Singapore lent a helping hand when Andhra Pradesh had no capital. It helped us prepare a master plan for our capital in the initial days and we would be forever indebted to them, he said.