Published on : Monday, June 19, 2017
For bringing in responsible tourism development, the Andhra Pradesh government is depending on productive partnerships. Regarding this, the AP government has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada (SPAV) and the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (IIIM) which has its hubs in Australia, the U.S. and Denmark.
To quote Himanshu Shukla, CEO of the AP Tourism Authority, one of the three partners, “We are collaborating with the two institutes to foster excellence in 21st century cultural practice, heritage tourism, integrated local area planning and sustainable heritage development.”
Prof. Minakshi Jain said, “Students and faculty of our institute will contribute to the growth of infrastructure in Andhra Pradesh. Their studio work will provide creative solutions in architectural and design planning for projects such as the new capital region development of Amaravati and the old Amaravathi heritage town.”
The MoU is for facilitating the initial partnership demonstration project for students and faculty engagement in Amaravathi heritage town with studio work at the SPAV. It would work towards world heritage nominations and other global benchmarking indicators and also for rehabilitation and salvage of valuable heritage from the Polavaram submersible area.