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1.Beckoning Shores

The Indian ports sector is poised for major expansion but contractors taking on port expansion projects may face numerous challenges, discovers Charu Bahri.


2.Centre sets up panel to decide port sector regulation

The Union Government has constituted an inter-ministerial committee comprising representatives from the Planning Commission, the Shipping Ministry and state governments to decide on port sector regulation.


3.Governments $12.1 bn investment

The Central Government envisaged an investment of US$ 12.1 bn in the airport sector during the Twelfth Plan period.


4.Call of port

While becoming a civil engineer was a dream he nurtured from his teenage years, the career in the port sector was purely accidental. Nonetheless, a pleasant coincidence, says 52 year-old Sunilkumar Madabhavi, Chief Engineer, Chennai Port Trust,


5.India, China to share practices in road construction

When Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits China in October next, India and China are set to sign an agreement for cooperation in the road and transport sector. The areas of cooperation have been identified and agreed by both the sides and these include sharing the best practices in road building technology and road safety related issues. China has made huge progress in building world class highways and over 60,000 km of expressways.


6.India, China to tie-up to cooperate in road sector

For cooperating in their road and transport sector, India and China are set to sign an agreement when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits Beijing in next October. Transport ministries of both countries have approved the details of the proposed agreement. Last year, India had reached out to Chinese infrastructure companies to invest in the road sector. Identified areas of cooperation include sharing best practices in road and bridge building technologies, policies, intelligent traffic system bes


7.Infrastructure investment to benefit

The Planning Commission (infrastructure) has recently confirmed that the investment in infrastructure would rebound in the next five-six months. Majority of the work has been done in the past few months and most of the issues have been addressed.


8.Growth Momentum

The large land mass of the country, with widely varying topographical features across mountain regions, deserts, alluvial riverine deposits and rocky hill regions sloping into the surrounding seas, presents challenges to the planners in providing adequate transportation corridors for connecting the population spread all over,


9.India and UK to sign a MoU in the urban transport sector

According to a press release by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, India and the UK will soon sign a MoU in the urban transport sector for cooperation in policy planning, technology transfer and institutional organisation.


10.Growth potential for bioenergy in next five years

Bioenergy is tipped to have the biggest growth in renewable resources between 2018 and 2023, according to reports.