Letâ€™s not presume for a moment that clearances and politics are the only culprits in the inordinate delays in power plant commissioning. Distribution project delays are particularly underreported as they are smaller-ticket.
The government recently decided the PPP policy needs clarity and drafted a new one. The new document, however, dwells too much in generalisations. A reward/disincentivisation should be a necessary part of awards, say Amit Kapur and Vishnu Sudarsan.
The conference discussed ways to indigenise project management, made recommendations to policymakers and planners that RFPs and technical evaluations must be made more professionally, and called for a national policy on including professional project management processes and expertise.
National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) of Abu Dhabi has bagged a $227 million (Dh834 million) engineering, procurement and construction contract from Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), for a wellhead platforms project at the offshore Mumbai High Field.