The G20 Infrastructure Working Group (IWG) meeting began on Tuesday in Visakhapatnam. About 63 delegates from 40 countries, invitees and international organizations participated in the two-day meeting. The agenda of the IWG under the Indian Presidency was discussed in the meeting. Also, various aspects of urban infrastructure investment were discussed. The main topic of discussion was –– inclusive, flexible and sustainable financing of cities of the future. This meeting will be held till March 29.
During the meeting, the experts gave their advice regarding the provision of infrastructure to the urban dwellers and the need for more investment in future. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy attended the IWG meeting and interacted with the G20 delegates. During this, cultural programs were also organized for the delegates.
A total of 4 sessions were held on the first day while 3 sessions are to be held on the second day. 57 delegates from G20 countries and European countries had reached Visakhapatnam on Monday itself for the two-day conference held at the city’s Radisson Blu Hotel. A total of 2,500 strong police force has been deployed in the city to ensure that no untoward incident takes place during the event. The first G20 IWG meeting was held in Pune. The next two meetings will be held in June and October.