Infrastructure Today

  CREDAI protests cement price hike, seeks Centres intervention
The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) has sought government intervention to check rising cement prices. The entity said that the spike could “create unnecessary roadblocks and impediments” in achieving the goal of ‘Housing for All’ by 2022. Cement prices have witnessed a sudden jump of 20-40 per cent over the past two months across the country, says CREDAI.

MEP Infrastructure signs MoU with CIDBs Malaysian arm
MEP Infrastructure Developers has signed an agreement with an arm of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB Malaysia) for joint development of projects in India. “The company has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with CIDB Holdings SDN BHD to promote and develop their cooperation by knowledge sharing and introducing best practices towards joint development of highways and expressways projects in India and related investment,” the company said in a regulatory filing.

Build green corridors to meet clean energy target of 175 GW, says CII
Major Renewable Energy players have called for state-level policies and green corridors to achieve the national target of ‘175 GW by 2022’ at the 4th CII Renewable Energy Summit which was recently held at New Delhi.

Minister wants Big Data analytics & application centre for steel producers
Chaudhary Birender Singh, Minister for Steel, Government of India, has called for primary and secondary steel producers to “come together” to establish a ‘Big-data Analytics & Application Centre for Steel’ with the objective of pooling resources and information available with all steel companies and analysing the collated data. He was addressing a gathering of top executives from the steel industry at the ‘India Steel 2017’ conference which was recently organised by FICCI in Mumbai.

Gadkari reviews NHAI projects
The Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari has called for “fast-tracking” the award and construction of National Highway projects.

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