INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY spoke to the then interim Finance Minister on the sidelines of AIIB Annual General Meeting in a length over various issues, especially funding for infrastructure.
Total order backlog of the engineering and construction firms was Rs.8.1 trillion at the end of FY18. Of the whole order backlog, almost 62 per cent was contributed by the construction companies, followed by 24 per cent of capital goods companies catering to the energy industry.
At a mega ground-breaking event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 81 investment projects worth Rs 600 million for Uttar Pradesh. With a potential of generating 200,000 new jobs, these projects are expected to boost the stateÂ’s industrialisation.
For instance, out of the 111 identified National Waterways, 106 were conceived in 2016 alone. An assertive Nutan Guha Biswas, Chairperson, Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is confident that the statutory agency will continue to exceed its performance in 2018.
To revitalise and steer Indo- Israel economic and investment relations, the first formal meeting of India-Israel CEOs forum was organized on July 6, 2017 in Tel-Aviv coinciding with the visit of Narendra Modi, HonÂ’ble Prime Minister of India to Israel.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the four laning of Pandoh Bypass to Takoli' section of National Highway (NH)-21 in Himachal Pradesh. This is a sub project of the National Highways Authority of IndiaÂ’s larger project for four laning of NH-21 from Kiratpur in Punjab to Manali in Himachal Pradesh.