India, Singapore ink deals on skill development & IPR

RSTV Bureau

India and Singapore have signed three pacts on Tuesday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong who is on a five-day visit to India.

PM Narendra Modi and Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong  Courtesy: Twitter/PIBindia

PM Narendra Modi and Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong
Courtesy: Twitter/PIBindia

These agreements include one on technical education and skill development and other on cooperation in industrial property between the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, and Singapore’s Intellectual Property Office.

“The MOU on Intellectual Property, which has been signed today, will facilitate greater business to business exchanges and collaborations,” said PM Modi

The MoU on Skill Development will see a joint cooperation on establishing the North East Skills Centre in Assam and National Skill Development Corporation and Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education Education Services will work on improving skills for rural youth.

“Singapore supporting Skill India and 100 smart cities and setting up centre of tourism training in Rajasthan. We are happy to support skill development in India,” said Lee

India and Singapore sign agreements in the field of Tourism, Skill and Intellectual Property Rights  Photo-PTI

India and Singapore sign agreements in the field of Tourism, Skill and Intellectual Property Rights
Photo-PTI

Lee also condemned the Uri attack where India lost 19 soldiers in a terror attack.

Lee reached New Delhi on Monday with his wife Ho Ching and a number of key ministers. The delegation is expected to call on President Pranab Mukherjee and attend a reception for Singaporeans based in India.

Lee will also visit Udaipur on October 5-6. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will call upon him and also host him to a lunch.  In Udaipur, Lee will attend the launch of Centre of Excellence for Tourism Training as part of skills development collaboration under the India-Singapore Strategic Partnership signed in November 2015.

Besides that, he will also witness the signing of an MoU on cooperation on tourism and urban solutions between Rajasthan government and Singapore’s International Enterprise.

An agreement on a Capacity Building Programme in tourism and hospitality between the state government and Singapore’s Cooperation Enterprise will also be signed.

Lee last visited India in December 2012 to attend the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit.