Appreciating the giant strides made by Singapore in development, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao ton Monday said he wished to use the best practices of the tiny Southeast Asian nation for growth of his newborn state.
"Singapore proved how a state can move ahead despite difficult conditions; even water is not available in Singapore and they have to import every item from other places. Such a country stands on par with America in economic growth," Rao, who visited Singapore last week, told a group of ministers, MLAs and others on his return.
Crediting Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew for the rapid economic progress made by the city-state, the Chief Minister said he would like get a book written by the former into Telugu.
Observing that he has learnt a lot by touring Singapore, he wished Telangana MPs, MLAs, MLCs and ZP Chairmen also visit the country and draw lessons from it's growth model.
Noting that he has studied the progress achieved by Singapore in all spheres, Rao said the knowledge would help in "reconstruction" of the newly-created state.