Greater Noida eyes investment opportunities through Sister City Agreement with Loudoun County, USA

Buddy Riser and his team from Loudoun County, Virginia, USA, met with Greater Noida Authority's CEO Ravi Kumar NG and ACEO Medha Rupam to finalize an agreement.

Greater Noida, 16 January 2024: In a significant move towards fostering economic, educational, and investment ties, Greater Noida Authority is gearing up to establish a Sister City Agreement with Loudoun County, USA. Buddy Riser, Executive Director of the Economic Development Department of Loudoun County City, Virginia, USA, along with his team reached the office of Greater Noida Authority on Tuesday and held a meeting with the Authority’s CEO NG Ravi Kumar and ACEO Medha Rupam on finalizing the agreement. The Sister City Agreement is poised to streamline information exchange and collaboration in various sectors between the two cities. Both sides have provided suggestions on the draft agreement, and with government approvals, the MOU is expected to be signed soon. The efforts to forge a Sister City Agreement between Greater Noida and Loudoun County have been ongoing for a considerable period. Now, there is optimism that the process will see rapid progress. During the meeting, Buddy Riser, along with three other representatives from Loudoun County, acknowledged the presence of all officials from both organizations.

Presentations from Greater Noida Authority showcased various aspects of infrastructure, including the Noida International Airport Jewar, road infrastructure, metro connectivity, expressways, Greenery initiatives, major companies, educational institutions, data center hub, IITGNL, multi-modal logistics hub, and multi-modal transport hub, among others. Loudoun County officials praised Greater Noida’s infrastructure, and Buddy Riser expressed the possibility of significant investments in sectors such as data centers, educational development, and the environment. Following the discussions, the delegation visited different parts of Greater Noida, including IITGNL, to inspect the infrastructure. On this, CEO Ravi Kumar NG assured swift efforts from Greater Noida Authority’s end to expedite the implementation of the agreement. The Sister City Agreement is expected to open avenues for collaboration in education, business, culture, biotech, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, information, and technology, creating mutual benefits for both cities.

This move aligns with the global trend, as similar agreements have been established with cities like Varanasi, Lucknow, Agra, among others, with counterparts in different countries, fostering international cooperation and development.

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