The Culture of Business
The City of San Antonio began its trade mission to India this week, starting by creating an Economic Dialogue with Hyderabad to advance a city-level partnership for mutual prosperity.
The Commissioner of Hyderabad, M.T. Krishna Babu, I.S.A., along with several city officials hosted the San Antonio delegation for a discussion of potential linkages that included the following: environmental protection, riverfront development, traffic and transportation, heritage conservation, infrastructure technology, solid waste management, and higher education.
Hyderabad expressed significant interest in developing its Musi Riverfront into an economic generator based on the San Antonio Riverwalk model.
Councilwoman Elisa Chan, Councilwoman Leticia Ozuna and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolfe reinforced the strength of San Antonio in the latter sectors and supplemented additional areas for partnership in energy, automotives, aerospace, information technology, biomedicals, cybersecurity and logistics, areas outlined in the community’s SA2020 plan.
The San Antonio-Hyderabad Economic Dialogue is a highlight of San Antonio’s January 2013 trip to India, showcasing the breadth and depth of engagement between cities in the United States and India. This Economic Dialogue will establish precedents to shape the course of international expansion of cities.
Hyderabad Project Investment Values:
(1 crore ~ $200,000)
Metrorail – 14,500 crores
Outer Ring Road – 6,600 crores
Radial Roads – 4,500 crores
Railway Network – 650 crores
Greenfield Airport – 3,000 crores
Storm Water Drainage – 6,500 crores
Drinking Water – 5,000 crores
Sewage – 1,900 crores
Traffic & Transportation – 1,000 crores
Housing – 1,700 crores
Slum Infrastructure – 12,500 crores
Lakes – 500 crores
Heritage Conservation – 1,700 crores