New team takes over at MCHI
A new team has taken over at the Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry’s managing committee with Sunil Mantri becoming the new President. Mr Mantri took over the reins from Pravin Doshi, his predecessor. Deepak Goradia is the new Honorary Secretary.
Mr Mantri, in his welcome address, thanked the members of the Managing Committee for his appointment as President of MCHI, and narrated how, over the years he had started as a member in MCHI Managing Committee, and how he got the privilege to work with different Presidents, hold different posts in MCHI, ultimately attaining the post of President.
He outlined his vision for MCHI for the year 2010-2011 to the Managing Committee, which calls for a substantial expansion of the Chamber’s activities, programmes and initiatives. "The enhancement of MCHI’s and the real estate industry’s image is a priority; we shall be initiating greater interaction with members, government, fraternal associations and the general public," he said. Other priorities he outlined include, "leveraging the strength of the real estate industry, and engaging in industry-wide bulk materials purchase of commodities like cement, steel through joint negotiation with providers to obtain better prices." One of the most important tasks Mr Mantri has set himself is "helping Maharashtra Government to execute conveyance of single buildings and completed layouts."
"MCHI, said Mr. Mantri, "is the association of real estate developers in India’s real estate capital, Mumbai. In keeping with our status and goals, we plan to acquire a state-of-the-art research and development centre, a library, a fully-equipped conference hall and auditorium, and spacious office premises."
Referring to the recent radical initiative of ‘Homes For All’ taken up by MCHI, Mr Mantri said "we are already engaging the Government of Maharashtra, and its agencies like MHADA, SRA and MMRDA to frame new policy developments to give concrete shape to ‘Homes For All’ Project."