India Pursues Infrastructure Development by PPP Model

To advance its connectivity with the rest of the South Asia region, India is aggressively pursuing infrastructure development across its landlocked country by way of Public Private Partnership (PPP).

Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, deputy chairman of India’s Planning Commission said that the Indian government has just recently opened its doors to the private sector in implementing the needed infrastructure projects.

This projects include roads, ports, railways, airports and telecommunications.

Ahluwalia said that port connectivity with any of the countries under the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is something his government is exploring.

We are following the PPP so we don’t spend too much government money yet bring in as much private money as possible,” he stressed.


Dredging Today Staff, February 17, 2012