Maharashtra invites firm from Malaysia to invest in road projects



Maharashtra government held a discussion with the Malaysian firm Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Holdings on ways to increase collaboration for Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway and other road projects.

A delegation from the company recently met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai.

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi address at the Heads of Mission (HoMs) conference in New Delhi, Indian Ambassadors to 10 nations called on Fadnavis.

It was a pleasure to meet the Indian Ambassadors and High Commissioners to 10 nations as part of annual HoM Conference 2016. Prime Minister Modi believes that India lives in states. So such interactions are very important for presenting strengths of our states to the world, Fadnavis said.

The Chief Minister stated that he shared Maharashtras growth story, reforms, speedy governance, immense opportunities and the role HoMs could play in accelerating the growth of the state with the visiting dignitaries.

Lately, many investors are experiencing unimaginable speed of Maharashtra government along with the transparent and efficient way of working, said Fadnavis, adding that he discussed ways to increase collaboration for Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway and few other road projects.

We had a very good meeting with Malaysian delegation of CIDB holdings, he added.

Kaustubh Dhawse, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Chief Minister Office (CMO), said that Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has already begun the process of land acquisition.

The Chief Minister has set a target to complete this Super Communication Expressway by the end of 2019 and hence, all departments are jointly working expeditiously, he said.