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Govt approves transfer of land for second diplomatic enclave

Posted By : Jan 05 2017

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NEW DELHI, JAN 4: The Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod for the proposal to transfer 34.87 hectare land in Sector 24, Dwarka, New Delhi, to the Land and Development Office (L&DO) for the development of a second diplomatic enclave in the Capital.

The land previously belonged to the Delhi Development Authority.

While one diplomatic enclave already exists in Chanakyapuri where Embassies have been allotted land, “MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) has expressed the need for more land for allotment to diplomatic missions/international organisations for building their chanceries/embassies in Delhi,” an official statement said.

Further, the Cabinet has also “approved signing and ratifying an agreement between India and Uruguay regarding cooperation and mutual assistance in Customs matters,” the statement added.

The two countries would share information to prevent and investigate Customs offences under the agreement, which is expected to to facilitate trade and efficiency clearance of rated goods, the statement said.

The agreement would look at several issues, such as correctness of the Customs value declared, the authenticity of certificates of origin of goods and the description of the goods traded between the two countries.