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Ambassador of Germany, H.E. Dr. Martin Ney participated in the special meeting of Rishikesh City Sanitation Task Force (CSTF) for preparing CSP

Date: August 31 , 2017

Place: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

SNUSP II, along with Urban Development Directorate, Government of Uttarakhand and Rishikesh Municipal Council organised a special meeting of City Sanitation Task Force (CSTF) of Rishikesh Cluster, Uttarakhand; in honour of H.E. Dr. Martin Ney and his wife on August 31, 2017. All the members of the task force and senior official of UDD were present in the meeting. Mr. Ravi Pandey, Mr Ravi Pandey, Superintending Engineer and Nodal Officer- SWM Urban Development Directorate presented the journey of CSP Training in Uttarkhand and its impacts. Dr. Ney had an interactive meeting with the Chairperson of RMC and all the participants. The management of solid waste in the cities esp in religious cities like Rishikesh and Haridwar was discussed for finding out solutions for rejuvenating the Ganga River Basin. Comparison with Germany’s river Daneube with River Ganga was made and emphasised that cleaning the river and keeping it clean is possible, not impossible.

The visit was part of a 5 days official visit of Dr.Ney to Uttarakhand. Dr. Ney was supported by a delegation from GIZ and German Embassy.  The visit culminated in a meeting with the Chief MInister of Uttarakhand with H.E. Dr. Ney. In a press briefing after the meeting Dr.Ney expressed German government's interest in Uttarakhand for improving the sanitation condition of the state with a focus on protecting the Ganga River Basin.


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