After ranked among the top 10 cities of the world in Lonely Planet Magazine and ranked among the top 52 places to visit in 2014 by NewYork Times, Chennai has gone upbeat in the global scenario. Making infrastructure on par with global standards, Mayor Saidai Duraisamy, part of the Modi’s delegation to China, signed bilateral agreements between Chennai and Chongqing in China. These agreements aim to enhance mutual relationships between similar cities for development and exchange of ideas. It seeks to transfer resources in the areas of education, environment, urban planning and waste management. With the city burgeoning, these areas require rapt attention.
In line with the success of Modi’s trip to China which ended with 24 agreements across various sectors, a Consulate of China is to be opened at Chennai. This will facilitate improving the trade relations between the regions. With Chennai having an industrial cluster focussing the electronics and hardware sector, this consulate will bring an added advantage to the city.