Indian 2010-11 Budget Opens up Fresh Business Opportunities for Companies Involved in Infrastructure Development

By Iqpc Middle East, PRNE
Monday, March 1, 2010

NEW DELHI, March 2, 2010 - With 46% of the Indian 2010-11 budget outlay going to infrastructure and
further stress on PPPs (Public Private Partnership), the budget has sent all
the right signals to infrastructure development companies. 20 kms per day of
national highway construction is an ambitious target but also something that
the country needs desperately. It is a well acknowledged fact that the lack
of infrastructure is negatively impacting the growth of economic sectors in
the country.

It is interesting to note that the Finance Minister referred to
development of eco-friendly (and world-class infrastructure) around six
industrial investment nodes. This points to a focus on sustainability in
future development projects. It will also mean the use of more locally
developed materials, adherence to international environmental standards and
better all - climate infrastructure.

In the implementation of the budgetary vision, a lot of new projects will
be rolled out. Apart from the construction players, it also means more
business for companies dealing in concrete, steel, paints, fabrication,
rehabilitation and design software.

Implementation of safety standards and effective project management to
deliver projects on time will be the key for all future projects in the

For this reasons, International Quality and Productivity Centre (IQPC),
the global provider of tailored, industry-driven conferences, will explore
successful strategies to maximize opportunities in India's infrastructure
growth in both roads and railways.

Bridges India is an exclusive two-day conference and two-day interactive
workshops, taking place at the Taj Mahal hotel, New Delhi, from 24-27 May
. it is where regional and international experts will showcase their
latest projects and discuss future plans across the full array of flyovers,
elevated roads, sea-links, elevated metro structures and railway bridges.

Bridges India, hosting valuable contributions from 18 industry experts,
provides an excellent platform to explore business opportunities, find
solutions to construction challenges, benchmark your current practices, and
build industry partnerships that will result in mutual business growth.
Speakers include S.K. Malik, Additional Member (Civil Engineering), Railway
Board, S.K. Nirmal, Chief General Manager (Technical), NHAI, S.M. Sabnis,
Joint Managing Director (Additional Charge), MRDC and G.R. Madan, Director -

International projects featured include the Hong Kong-Macau Bridge and
Abu Dhabi's iconic Sheikh Zayed Bridge. The technological advancements used
in construction of elevated structures from the Hong Kong, Dubai and Mecca
metro will also be presented.

Since this event will be attended by delegates from different companies
working in the region, attendees will get the chance to be exposed to best
practices and establish a networking community for the benefit of the

The summit is supported by Mageba Switzerland, Sofistix and Tensacciai
India Pvt Ltd as Associate Sponsors and by Afcons, Encardio Rite, Pranav
Construction and VSL as exhibitors.

Topics that will be addressed at the forum include: ensuring
deliverability of projects on time, optimizing design to minimize materials
and cost, adherence to safety standards, finding a balance between aesthetics
and functionality, examining the uniqueness of railway bridges, correct
selection of material and, overcoming structural engineering challenges.

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