July 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to leave for Singapore on Sunday (July 08) to participate in the 6th World Cities Summit held concurrently with the 8th Singapore International Water Week and the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore.
The 8th Singapore International Water Week will be held in conjunction with the 6th World Cities Summit and the 4th CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, from 8 - 12 July 2018 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
During his visit, the Prime Minister is scheduled to meet with the Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam, former Prime Minister Gho Chok Ton and several government ministers
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe will deliver the Keynote address at the opening session of the World Cities Summit on Monday, July 09 on "Urban Development and the Environment".
The theme of this year's biennial World Cities Summit "Livable & Sustainable Cities: Embracing the Future through Innovation & Collaboration".
The 6th World Cities Summit will explore how cities can be more livable and resilient through better governance and planning, technology and social innovations, as well as collaborations with various stakeholders with other cities.
Professor Maithree Wickramasinghe, Minister of Urban Planning and Water Supply, Rauff Hakeem, Minister of Housing and Construction Sajith Premadasa, Minister of Development Strategy and International Trade Malik Samarawickrema and Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Anoma Gamage will accompany the Prime Minister.