City Net Congress at Hilton Colombo on November 6

The City Net Congress in Colombo will be held under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on November 6 at 9 am at Hilton Colombo.

The Colombo Municipal Council will host the City Net Congress as Colombo is a founder member and a continuing Executive Committee Member of City Net since 1987. The city of Seoul is the current President of City Net. City Net comprises over 138 member cities from 22 countries from the Asia Pacific region.

City Net is the largest association of urban stakeholders committed to sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region. Established in 1987 with the support of UNESCAP, UNDP and UN-Habitat, the network of cities has grown to 135 municipalities, NGOs, private companies and research centres. City Net connects actors, exchanges knowledge and builds commitment to more sustainable and resilient cities through capacity building, city to city cooperation and tangible projects.

City Net helps their members respond to climate change, disaster management, Millennium Development Goals and rising infrastructure demands. The other major cities in Sri Lanka such as Kandy, Galle, Negombo, Dehiwala and Mt.Lavinia and Sri Jayewardhanapura Kotte are continuing members of this network in addition to having the associate membership of City Net. 

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