Highlighting the importance of ‘responsible infrastructure’, the 40th global convention of International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors’ Association (IFAWPCA), began here today.
The four-day convention on sustainable infrastructure development was formally inaugurated by IFAWPCA president Ajith Gulabchand at the Gokulam Convention Centre, Kaloor. Delivering the inaugural address, Gulabchand said that the sustainable development of infrastructure in the country could be made possible only through the concerted efforts of different sectors.
“The challenges regarding environmental issues should be tackled wisely and new technologies for infrastructure development should be shared,” Gulabchand said.
Former deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India Subir Vithal Gokarn, who delivered the keynote address, said that the infrastructure industry has emerged as one of the main contributors of economic growth in India.
“Surveys and studies held in various fields highlight the growth of infrastructure industry in the country,” Gokarn said.
Offering felicitations, Australian Consul General in India David Holly said that the construction industry’s contribution in the overall economic growth of a country is crucial. Australia and India have healthy relations in matters related to infrastructure development.