Urban Development Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu is in the US to pitch for investments in India’s urban sector missions, an official statement said on Friday.

Naidu has held discussions with US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets Arun Kumar, former New York Mayor and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor of New York Alicia Glen, officials of US Trade Development Agency, Chief Executives and senior officials of several leading corporate like AECOM, KPMG, IBM and Master Card besides addressing US-India Business Council.

“US companies have informed Naidu that they are working on project proposals to take advantage of invest opportunities under Smart City Mission and other initiatives,” the statement added.

United States Trade Development Agency has already signed MoUs with the Governments of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh for assisting in developing Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam, respectively, as smart cities.