“The infrastructure sector is receiving an
intense push from the Government, propelling India’s overall development and
GDP. The new policies announced by the Government of India would ensure the
time-bound creation of world-class infrastructure in the country, making it
India’s new identity globally,” said. Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Minister,
Government of Karnataka during his inaugural address at the 11th edition of CII
EXCON, South Asia’s largest construction equipment trade fair organised by the
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Bengaluru from May 17 to 21, 2022.
said that the construction sector will have a major contribution to Prime
Minister's vision to make India a USD 5 trillion economy. To achieve this goal,
the government is embarking on major infrastructure and industrial projects
worth Rs 100 lakh crores.
our major focus should be growing exponentially in the country by advancing our
technologies, inclusion of people at the bottom of the pyramid is also critical
since they are the movers of the economy. We urge the industries to collaborate
with them to further enable the CE sector,” he said.
Minister mentioned that 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.
as the Guest of Honour, General V K Singh, Minister of State for Road Transport
& Highways, Government of India, said, “India is an emerging hub for
construction equipment, component outsourcing base and design base. The private
players in the construction industry must concentrate on automation, adoption
of advanced technologies and global best practices, usage of alternate fuels,
and innovations in using waste materials as raw materials for their
construction projects to diminish the cost of construction and rate of
must be sustainable and the industry should take measures to enhance the
quality at an affordable life cycle cost. India is working hard on hydrogen
fuel technology and solar energy since we consider it as the future of the
country. The CE industry must be prepared for the competitive market situation
and focus on Industry 4.0 for revamping itself,” V K Singh added.
Shetty, Chairman of CII EXCON, said that “This is the eleventh edition of the
EXCON and our theme this year is Building India for a New World:
Competitiveness, Growth, Sustainability, Technology. India must become less
dependent on imports to build large scale infrastructure projects, roads,
ports, etc. Hence, developing and embracing technologies is crucial so that we
can expand our innovations and become an export hub globally. The three key
strategies that will help us to fast-track developments are - focusing on new
growth drivers, understanding the significance of rural economy and curate a
roadmap for alternate fuels.”
proposing the vote of thanks, Dimitrov Krishnan, Co-chairman of EXCON,
said “Indian CE industry, being the 3rd largest
market in the world, has shown remarkable progress over the years. We aim to
become the 2nd largest CE market in the world. EXCON will reflect on the theme
elements at the exhibition and set the pace for Atmanirbhar Bharat in
infrastructure development in the country.”
the inaugural session, dignitaries at EXCON presented the “Women Building India
Awards" to recognise the inclusion of women in the infrastructure
industry. Women champions from Cummins India Ltd, Volvo CE India Pvt. Ltd, Schwing Stetter India Pvt.
Ltd, and L&T Constructions & Mining Machinery were recognized for their
efforts towards the same.
Construction Equipment Manufacturers' Association and the National Highways
Authority of India and Builders Association of India are supporting partners
for Excon. The event spreads over 3,00,000 square meters of display area has
attracted over 800 exhibitors from India and abroad including thopse from countries like Belgium, Czech Republic,
France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, UAE, UK & USA.
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