KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar and mayor of Chinese city Shenyang signed the document for declaring Karachi and Shenyang city as friendly and cooperating cities in Shenyang city.
Under the agreement, both cities will increase bilateral cooperation in various fields and levels to further strengthen the relations between Pakistan and China, said a statement issued on Friday.
This agreement was concluded due to the similarities between Karachi and Shenyang City and in this connection, the Mayor Karachi was invited by the peoples association for friendship with foreign countries of Shenyang city.
He expressed hope that this agreement would further strengthen Pak-China friendship and Shenyang city would also progress in various sectors including business and trade and civic facilities.
The friendship agreement would explore opportunities in various sectors including infrastructure, development of parks and horticulture, lighting arrangement of major roads, construction of new fire stations, development of amusement parks, cleaning and desalting of stormwater drains, medical and health services, transport and communication, information technology and others.
Other areas of cooperation are city planning and public safety, business and tourism promotion, sustainable development, smart city technology, innovation, startups and digital inclusion, public management, participation and accountability mechanisms, urban mobility, traffic and mass transportation management and municipal policies for primary care.