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Govt committed to push infrastructure sector: MoS Commerce and Industry


DSC_3402Re-emphasizing the need to push infrastructure development, keeping in mind robust changes that the Indian economy is passing through, E.M.S Natchiappan, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry said that infrastructure development continues to be the top priority for the government and this sector enjoys attention from the policy makers at the highest level. E.M.S Natchiappan was speaking at the CII’s 4th Regional Conference on Infrastructure Project Management in Delhi today.

“Government is committed to ensure that rapid growth does not happen at an untenable high environmental cost, and infrastructure projects will play a key role in ensuring the success of green growth “, said E.M.S Natchiappan.

E.M.S Natchiappan pointed out that there is a big potential in public private partnerships (PPP) in the infrastructure sector and PPP can contribute more and help to bridge the infrastructure gap in India.

Providing consistent, reliable and efficient project delivery is the need of the hour said, Mr. Anshuman Magazine, chairman and managing director, CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd. He added, that billions of dollars are allocated towards infrastructure development but still the projects get delayed.

Delivering keynote address, Mr Ramesh Sanka, managing director, DLF Utilities Ltd.  suggested that over the past few years a number of new initiatives have been added in the project development space like inclusion of safety in design, technology, land acquisition law, environmental law, training of the manpower for the required skill set in the project development in infrastructure sector, quality control measures to be taken, and indianized solutions as and when required during project development.