Malaysian companies are encouraged to explore opportunities offered by India for investment and collaboration in the development of highways.
India’s Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Mr. Kamal Nath, announced during a visit to Singapore in mid-July 2009 that infrastructure, particularly development of roads, will be the key defining sector for attracting foreign investments in India in the coming decade; much like ICT was the focus sector in the 90’s and the present decade. India’s priority is on building world-class infrastructure through public-private partnerships (PPPs).
India’s ‘Action Plan for Development of the National Highways Network’ expects that 45,974km of highways with an estimated investment of US$45 billion will be built during the period 2001-2012. To date, only 5,152km or 11.2% of the envisaged 45,974km of highways has been completed. In view of the slow progress, Minister Nath has set a target of 20km a day of highway construction as compared to... Read More