North - East Infrastructure Conclave 2017
23rd September, 2017
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized “North East Infrastructure Conclave 2017 - Creating Vibrant Economic Corridors through Improved Connectivity and Providing Innovative Logistics Solution” at The Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 23rd Sept 2017. Faculty members from Civil Engineering Department of Dronacharya Group of Institutions Greater Noida: Ms. Krishna Goala, Mr. Suhash Ranjan Banerjee and Mr. Navdeep Agrawal along with students from CE-Vth Semester: Sandipan Samanta, Naveen Chaturvedi, Sudhakar and Rohit Pal attended seminar.
The event was inaugurated with the traditional lighting of lamp and was graced by several dignitaries:
- Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State, Ministry Development of the North Eastern;
- Mr. Pradeep Bagla, Co Chairman, CII North East Core Committee;
- Mr. Naveen Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region
- Mr. Amit Gossasin, Chairman, CII North East Core Committee on Infrastructure
- Ms. Nita Karmakar, Regional Director, CII East & North East
The aim of the conclave organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was to discuss the issues regarding infrastructure development in North Eastern region of India, The key areas needs to be focused for sustainable growth, explore the tourism, hospitality and many other opportunities. The opportunities which could be offered by adopting Public-private partnership (PPP) model and to forge partnerships for quick and effective results were also discussed.
Besides, the focus was on developing the actionable agenda for addressing the infrastructure issues and emerging role of private sector in the North East region. Experts from various fields presented their views and interest to the concerned matter of North-East region:
The event focused on strategic infrastructure development for connecting the eight sisters of North-East for a robust economic corridor through roads, railways, inland water transport and aviation. The highlight of the event was how regional connectivity would create sort of a ripple effect and would impact the employment generating sectors such as tourism and logistics.
The conclave had a session on Public Private Partnership (PPP) models on infrastructure in the region and its viability for development of physical infrastructure, especially in the three critical sections – road, railways and aviation. Presently infrastructure development in the region is mainly through central government funding.
Seminar came to an end with discussion on the scope and challenges for implementing the PPP model in the North East with sharing of best practices across the country that can be used in the region.