MUMBAI, June 5: Maharashtra
government has held a discussion with Malaysian giant Construction Industry
Development Board (CIDB) Holdings on ways to increase collaboration for
Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway and some other road projects.
A delegation of the company met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here recently.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Heads of Mission (HoMs)
conference on May 31 in New Delhi, Indian Ambassadors to 10 nations called on
Fadnavis in Mumbai.
"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 world," Fadnavis said.
The Chief Minister said that he shared Maharashtra's growth story, reforms,
speedy governance, immense opportunities and the role HoMs can 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,"
Fadnavis said, 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 said.
He informed the delegation that investors have an opportunity to invest in
industries, Smart City project, tourism and other infrastructure projects in
the state. He also said that Maharashtra has decided to celebrate 2017 as
'Visit Maharashtra' year.
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.