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Nagpur and the Chinese city of Jinan on Monday became 'sister cities' after signing a pact

Nagpur City and China's Jinan city have become sister cities for exchange of ideas and technology. Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Jinan, Municipal People's Republic of China, entered into an agreement on Monday to develop sister city relationship between the two cities.
•    Municipal commissioner Shravan Hardikar and director of Jinan Municipal People's Congress Xu Changyu signed the agreement. Mayor Pravin Datke and other officials of NMC and Jinan were present.
•    The move is a part of agreement signed between union ministry of external affairs and ministry of foreign affairs, People's Republic of China, for facilitating cooperation and linkages between cities of the two countries and states/provinces on May 20, 2013.
•    Hardikar gave a presentation on NMC's developmental projects and also gave details of the city. Xu Changyu spoke in detail about Jinan and its expertise in fields of education, culture, development of rivers, urban planning etc. 
•    He also suggested that NMC send students from the city to Jinan for seeking knowledge about various technologies.
•    Mayor Pravin Datke said Jinan's assistance could be taken for improvement of education, orange products production and mining activities.
•    NMC may also seek Jinan's cooperation in the field of sports, youth affairs, urban planning, waste water management, infrastructure, environment, public health and exchange of trade and commercial delegations. 
•    The agreement was executed for five years and can be extended by another five years. The two cities can part ways by giving a three months' prior notice. 

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