/Tag: Infrastructure

Atal Tunnel makes the right connection

2020-12-07T14:45:04+00:00October 13th, 2020|Analysis - India Global Business, India Inc Views - India Global Business|

Buoyed by strong FDI inflows and public-private partnership models, India’s infrastructure sector remains the core focus of government’s policy initiatives and investment plans with projects of massive scale and world-class stature. The recently opened Atal Tunnel – the world’s longest highway tunnel – is a case in point.

Hamburg is a freeport of innovative ideas

2020-05-11T03:26:16+00:00March 2nd, 2020|2020, Guest Columns - India Global Business, Hotspot - India Global Business, North America Edition – 28 Feb-12 March 2020, UK Edition – 28 Feb-12 March 2020|

The German city can help resolve some of the challenges faced by India’s developing economy, says the Managing Director of the region’s leading investment promotion agencies. Highlights: The mix of economic potential and a high quality of life makes Hamburg the powerful heart of northern Europe. Several research and innovation parks in Hamburg offer commercial spaces for innovative companies, research facilities and entrepreneurs, providing the ideal breeding ground for upcoming world market leaders. Sectors like aviation, infrastructure, technology, healthcare, maritime [...]

India’s ambitious $1.4 trillion infra investment plan

2020-08-20T06:56:46+00:00January 3rd, 2020|India Inc News|

Can the new mega infrastructure investment plan be the fillip the Indian economy needed after a protracted period of sluggish growth? India Inc. Founder and CEO, Manoj Ladwa, writes that much will depend on the Indian government’s ability to execute well, and foreign investors having the confidence to muscle in. Highlights: India’s ambitious $1.4 trillion National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) is a critical step towards realising the Modi government’s ambition of making India a $5-trillion economy. NIP opens up huge investment [...]

Smart cities in India have attracted the world’s leading tech providers

2019-11-21T11:40:08+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

Hardeep Singh Puri is a dynamic force in the Indian Cabinet, in charge of the Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs and Civil Aviation, as well as a Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

India and the UK: Partnering for Infrastructure Development

2019-06-26T13:22:11+00:00June 25th, 2019|2019, Home Page, Special Edition – June 2019|

There are several opportunities for collaboration with the UK as India looks to meet its ambitious infrastructure development goals. India is one of the fastest growing major economies and is perhaps the largest market for commercially viable infrastructure projects outside the large OECD markets. The Indian Ministry of Finance estimates the country’s infrastructure investments needs at $200 billion annually for the next twenty years. At the current pace of investment, however, there is an annual deficit of about $90 billion. [...]

UK university partnership helps build homes in Gujarat to counter flood risk

2019-05-08T12:38:07+00:00May 6th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – April 2019|

The Global Indian effect was at work when De Montfort University in Leicester’s Square Mile India project celebrated new homes for communities near Ahmedabad. A partnership between a UK university and property consultancy celebrated the creation of new homes in Gujarat through fundraising and staff and student participation. De Montfort University in Leicester (DMU) tied up with local construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard for its Square Mile India project to provide 50 new homes for the “Loving Community”, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. The community is populated [...]

Modi’s multilateral push gets another boost

2020-08-20T07:06:59+00:00April 26th, 2019|India Inc News|

Following in the footsteps of the International Solar Alliance, a new UN-backed multilateral organisation will be headquartered in New Delhi. Less flaunted but still another feather in Modi’s foreign policy cap, writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Flipping through Indian newspapers, a report caught my eye: the Narendra Modi government had pledged almost $70 million for setting up the secretariat of the proposed Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) in New Delhi. It was carried by only one, [...]

Financing India’s Growth—Opportunities for Infrastructure and Green Finance

2020-03-20T06:48:14+00:00October 26th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – October 2018|

Nikhil Rathi, CEO of London Stock Exchange Plc and Director of International Development, London Stock Exchange Group, discusses opportunities in sectors of green finance and infrastructure and what these could mean for a growing economy like India. Introduction India achieved the fastest economic growth rate in the G20 in both 2015 and 2016—over 7 per cent in both years. Ambitious long-term structural reforms are underway, which promise to underpin this growth trajectory. These include most notably the landmark agreement on [...]