A trade mission from Belgium led by Ambassador Jan Luykx and Consul-General Bart De Groof has offered technology solutions and ideas for the Kochi Smart City programme. During a joint session organised by the Belgium Embassy in India, Brussels Invest and Export, Kochi Municipal Corporation and Cochin Smart Mission Ltd on Monday, presentations and B2B (business-to-business) discussions were held on various urban development components, including waste management, e-governance solutions, public transport, public space management, energy, industries, street lighting and engineering solutions for infrastructure development.

The representatives of five major Belgian companies made presentations based on which the

interactions were held.The purpose of the trade mission visit was to showcase the best practices from Belgium and to have an exchange of ideas on the future of urban development in our respective cities.The  meting was organised by c-hed.