Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Konark, Mar 3:
Singapore consul general Ajit Singh on Odisha visit was fascinated by the beautiful fine carvings of the Black Pagoda. Singh, who visited the world famous Konark Temple on Wednesday afternoon was all praises for the craftsmen and sculptors of Odisha.
The Consul General was received by the assistant tourist officer Saroj Kanta Pradhan. While, tourism department guide Abhas Mohanty enlightened him about various facts about the temple.
Security was tightened in the area for the dignitary visit.
Notably, the housing and urban development department plans to take the help of Singapore-based urban planners for effective implementation of the smart city project in Bhubaneswar.
Preliminary discussions on the issue were held in a high-level meeting on Wednesday in presence of housing and urban development minister Puspendra Singh Deo and Singapore consul-general Ajit Singh along with other top government officials.