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“The construction equipment industry can hope to expect a 40 per cent increase in sales in the near future, as the government is pumping huge amounts of investment in road and other infrastructure projects such as the development of waterways, airports, ports, and smart cities. But the private sector should focus on bringing down the cost of construction and pollution,” said Gadkari.
The Minister urged the part the private players in the construction industry to focus on mechanisation, adoption of advanced technologies and global best practices, usage of LNG and bio-fuels, and innovations in using waste materials as raw materials for their construction projects in order to reduce the cost of construction, and pollution.
Participating as the Guest of Honour, BS Yediyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka, said that Karnataka is an emerging hub for construction equipment, component outsourcing base and design base. The State presents huge business opportunities for the construction industry, as it is embarking on major infrastructure development projects in roads and flyovers, industrial infrastructure and power.
Vikram S Kirloskar, President, CII, in his address, said that the cost of doing business in India is set to come down as the government is keen on rebooting the infrastructure in roads, ports, railways, waterways by fast-tracking infrastructure projects. The construction equipment industry can face the tough market situation prevailing now by focusing on being ready for Industry 4.0 and reinventing itself.
In his special address, Azim Premji, Founder, Chairman, Wipro, said that a well-planned, modern infrastructure is extremely important for India to achieve its $5 trillion target. Currently India spends about 5 per cent of its GDP towards infrastructure development. It should increase it at least to 6 per cent, which is what China spends for its infrastructure development.
Delivering his theme address, Vipin Sondhi, Chairman, CII Trade Fairs Council, said that the construction equipment industry is witnessing a digital influx with the advent of artificial intelligence, telematics, Internet of Things, and Big Data making construction equipment intelligent and connected. These developments would increase the site efficiency and productivity of the construction projects in India.
In his address, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII, said that Excon has attained world class success thanks to its concerted efforts to be a platform for the promotion of innovation and sustainability in the construction equipment sector. “Excon is recognised as the largest exhibition and the top most B2B event in the country. This year, with the focus on AI, and IoT, it is set to transform the construction sector,” he remarked.
Proposing a vote of thanks, Sandeep Singh, President, ICEMA & Vice Chairman, CII Karnataka, said that reducing the cost of construction is possible when the usage of equipment is maximised. For that to happen, the government needs to ensure the flow of funds to the infrastructure projects.
The inaugural session celebrated women in infrastructure by introducing, Women Building India-Equal Opportunity Awards and recognised companies from the infrastructure sector who have taken proactive steps to enable women to participate in the workforce. The esteemed winners announced were;
The inaugural session also witnessed the signing a MoU between the Education Department (Higher) of Government of Karnataka and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Industry Institute Connect. The MOU will focus on creating a taskforce of Government and CII on facilitation of skilling and teaching content in the construction equipment sector.