International Housing Bureau to meet today

October 13th, 2008 - 9:12 am ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): The Bureau of the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) will meet here today.

The meeting will be chaired by Iranian Housing and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Saeedi , who is currently the Chairperson of the APMCHUD.

The meeting will focus on concretizing the Action Plan for Regional Cooperation on promoting Sustainable Urban Development among Asia-Pacific countries as adopted during the Tehran Conference of APMCHUD in May 2008.

The APMCHUD was established in December 2006, subsequently to the first Asia Pacific Conference held at New Delhi under the aegis of Government of India, Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation and UN-HABITAT.

Kumari Selja, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (Independent Charge) was the first Chairperson of the APMCHUD.

The second conference of APMCHUD was held in Tehran in May 2008 consequent to which Mohammad Saeedi , has taken over as the Chairperson of APMCHUD.

The Bureau of APMCHUD is represented by Ministers from various sub-regions of Asia Pacific countries.

The current Bureau consists of Minister of Housing and Urban Development from Iran, India, China, Indonesia, Armenia, Pakistan and Qatar.

The activities of APMCHUD are coordinated by the Secretariat of APMCHUD, which is established at HUDCO Bhawan, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. (ANI)

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