De Luca: Italy will work with Maharashtra on ancient temple restoration project, says Italian Ambassador Vincenzo De Luca. Mumbai News – Times of India

Mumbai: Italian Ambassador to India concludes his three-day visit to Mumbai Vincenzo De Luca said on Wednesday that a top conservation institute Italy Will soon work with Maharashtra government on a pilot project for conservation and restoration of ancient temples.
De Luca had said that after the pandemic there would be a new era of possibilities and Mumbai would be the center of a new Asia. Green economy, energy transition and waste to energy were the key areas of his journey.
During this three-day visit, by Lucas met the chief minister Uddhav Thackeray And Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray too. De Luca also met the Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
“I must say that the results of this visit have been beyond any expectation. The message is clear, “India needs more Italy and Italy more India”. Maharashtra will be a very important platform in this framework. Construction and Industrial Maharashtra is the most advanced state in India in terms of production and Italy is the second largest country in Europe in terms of manufacturing. It seems natural to me that a closer partnership should be forged between us,” said De Luca.
About his meeting with Thackeray, De Luca said, “We discussed the already strong existing presence of Italian enterprises in the state, especially in Mumbai and Pune. We are particularly interested in automotive, textile machinery, food processing and other industries in the state. and are committed to an even stronger presence of Italian enterprises and investments in the field of medical technologies. We also agreed to promote joint programs and partnerships on the energy transition, waste to energy and cultural exchange on heritage conservation and university exchange We will ask our best conservation institution in Italy to work closely with the Government of Maharashtra on a pilot project related to the conservation and restoration of ancient temples.
De Luca said he was eager to emphasize the linkage of Mumbai with major Italian cities. “We are also interested in creating a framework for future collaboration between Italian cities and Mumbai. I was impressed by how dynamic and futuristic this city is,” said Di Luca.
During his visit, De Luca also met top industrialists including Ratan Tata and Anand Mahindra.
“I am glad to participate in the discussion with CM Uddhav Thackeray ji, Hon. Italian Ambassadors- Vincenzo De Luca G, Alessandro De Masi- CG of Italy and Luigi Cascon G- DE CG Italy, sharing insights on strengthening bilateral ties between Maharashtra and Italy,” said Aditya after their meeting on Tuesday. tweeted.
De Luca said Italy wants to work with BMC on waste-to-energy projects in Mumbai.