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National Infrastructure Conference on November 27

A National Conference titled “Inclusive Growth & Role of Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure” is being organised in Mumbai on Friday, November 27, 2009. The Conference is being jointly organised by the Economic Research & Training Foundation of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC – ERTF) and the Consulting Engineering Services (I) Pvt Ltd. 
The Conference is likely to be attended by over 400 delegates from diverse field representing public and private sector as well. It will debate the relevant issues relating to rapid and inclusive growth with emphasis on – (i) the role of infrastructure for achieving rapid economic growth, (ii) the role private sector participation in the development process / inclusive growth, (iii) measures required to encourage private sector participation to encourage investment funds from the private sector as well as public sector for the development of infrastructure, (iv) identify and suggest government agencies to facilitate private sector investments in infrastructure, (v) to suggest the tentative timeframe for the implementation of each of the recommendations to inclusive growth and (vi) other relevant issues on the subject.
The National Conference would be a congregation of renowned experts in the area of Infrastructure Development, Policies and recent developmental issues envisaged in 11th Five Year Plan.
The Conference will focus about development of physical and social infrastructure through Private Sector Participation. In view of this, for the present conference following areas have been selected for detail discussion:Metro, Affordable Housing, Education and Water Supply.

The main objective of the conference is to analyse and discuss threadbare following issues:
1) The role and scope of Private Sector participation in each of the infrastructure and identify future course of action / and recommendations to enable them to meet the total targeted investment fund envisaged in the eleventh and subsequent Five Year Plans Period for achieving the economic growth of 10-11%.
2) Suggest / recommend / identify the Govt agencies for doing needful to assist private sector in the process of development for the infrastructure
3) To suggest the time-frame for implementing each of the main recommendations so as to ensure the achievement of Inclusive Growth for the economy in general and sector / infrastructure in particular.
The conference would seek to understand the essence of present scenario and draw Case Learning Model for strengthening further consolidation of private sector participation in infrastructure.

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