• Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

UK Trade Minister and Government of West Bengal jointly announce initiatives on electric mobility and skills to boost green trade

UK Minister for International Trade, Nigel Huddleston and senior officials and representatives of the Government of West Bengal jointly made a raft of announcements to deepen cooperation between the United Kingdom and West Bengal in e-Mobility and sustainable construction sectors.

The announcements were jointly made at Dhono Dhanyo Auditorium, Alipore, Kolkata.

A collection of e-Mobility training programmes in India and the UK. These will provide state-of-the-art skills training, enhancing employability and opening the door to new partnerships between the two countries on EV skilling;
Preparation of a roadmap to establish an Intelligent Mobility Skilling Centre. This will be one of India’s first such centres. It will create new jobs and boost investment and innovation in electric mobility.

To create a knowledge-sharing partnership between Connected Places Catapult and Newtown Kolkata Development Authority. The aim is to create a business model for shared two wheeler electric vehicles, reducing emissions, improving air quality and transport accessibility. This will unlock green finance for city infrastructure creation.

Signing of MoU between the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Department of Technical Education Training and Skill Development, Government of West Bengal on upskilling project.

UK Minister for International Trade, Nigel Huddleston said:

“West Bengal is leading the way with its ambitious policies on zero emission transport.

“It’s a pleasure to be here in Kolkata today to celebrate these initiatives, which demonstrate the power of cooperation to solve mutual challenges. Working together, we will make the transition to zero emission vehicles faster, more affordable, and more accessible to all.”

British Deputy High Commissioner to Kolkata, Nick Low said:
“The 2030 Roadmap for India–UK Future Relations agreed by our Prime Ministers in 2021 is for all our people, no matter where they live. Over two and a half days Minister Huddleston has seen the scale of the United Kingdom’s trade, investment, climate and people-to-people relationship with West Bengal. The potential and willingness on both sides to do so much more has shone through. There are exciting times ahead.”

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