Until recently, we used to talk about the cost of funds being too high and, as you are aware, some infrastructure projects have a long gestation period. There is a period of construction and then there are cost overruns and delays.
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In the HAM of a Dilemma
Just as with PPP projects, HAM contracts too are finding financial closure to be a challenge. Banks, especially, are wary of putting their money on developers with weak financials and lack of adequate experience. Industry insiders, however, beg to differ.
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India will need $1.5 trillion of investment in infrastructure over the next 10 years. Of this nearly $10 billion is required in sewage treatment plants. Similarly, about $8 billion is required to be invested in ensuring regular drinking water supply.
India has a well-developed PPP ecosystem
Sanjeev Kaushik, Deputy Managing Director, India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd, speaks on the challenges facing infra financing and the likely contours of the post-GST regime
DMICDC and IIFCL sign MoU for cooperation on infrastructure projects
The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) has received another major boost with the government-owned India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) offering its support for the financing and development of viable infrastructure projects.
The stage is set for take-off. ItÂ´s time to execute
We have been working with them to put together the investment policy - what should be the objectives, focus, sectors, types of investments and things of that nature. All that has been finalised.
Hitting the road
Investing in an infrastructure project isnÂ´t really glamorous, more so if it happens to be a still developing economy like India that needs to first create some basic infrastructure. A new road project or a thermal power plant many not excite as much as investing in a cutting-edge technology start-up in IndiaÂ´s own Silicon Valley, Bengaluru
There is no explicit government guarantee but we are hundred percent government owned
It-Â¦s a very relevant point since $1 trillion is required for infrastructure spending as estimated by the 12th Five Year Plan and you need long-term low-cost funds. Clearly, the major supplier of those, the public sector banks historically, are not going to be able to fill this requirement.
IIFCL seeks Korean investment in Indian infrastructure
With an agenda to attract investment in India, the IIFCL has organised a one-on-one discussion of Indian infra developer with Korean investors. The Korean delegation was led by Kim Kyung Wook, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Republic of Korea and Song, Byung Hak, Managing Director, KDB Infrastructure Investment Asset Management Co Ltd.
Sanjeev Kaushik, a 1992 batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre, has taken over as the Executive Director of State-owned India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL).