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1.MbPT frees 150 hectare for iconic infrastructure projects

Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) will immediately free 150 hectare from its land parcel for iconic infrastructure projects such as entertainment hubs and all weather marina project. MbPT Managing Director Sanjay Bhatia has said that plans were afoot to create an all-weather Marina project at Princess dock. An entertainment hub at Victoria and Princess Docks, while Marine Drive is all set to get a facelift with two jetties at Chowpatty and the NCPA end, he said.


2.Urgent need for policy framework to accelerate the adoption of green buildings

At a event recently, Ashish Kumar Singh, IAS, Principal Secretary, Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra, said, “The need of the hour is to create a policy framework, which will further accelerate the adoption of green buildings.


3.Demand for green building products to touch Rs 19,80,000 crore by 2022

The government is working on the process of effectively procuring green products on the basis of ‘life-cycle costs’, instead of L1 process followed at present, for government buildings to be built in future, said Ashish Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary, Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra, at the Conference on GreenPro organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).


4.Urbanisation to generate investment in infrastructure to the tune of $20 trillion by 2040

Ashish Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary, Public Works Department (PWD), Government of Maharashtra, speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Conference on Infrastructure Project Management, in association with CBRE, highlighted the challenges faced by the government in executing infrastructure projects particularly the need for a pool of contractors who are supported by a team of skilled personnel who can deliver world class projects.


5.Affordable material for structural needs

Alternative to steel, fiber-reinforced plastic is a sustainable gamechanger


6.Bridging the Gap

Fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) is an affordable and sustainable game-changer for structural requirements, says ASHISH KUMAR.  Bridges are the infrastructural lifelines connecting India’s massive rivers and valleys. 


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