Government initiated programmes like ‘Smart City’ indicates the bright future of construction industry – Gadkari

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  • International trade fair, Constro 2016 exhibition has kick started today
  • The exhibition is open from January 14 to 17
  • The trade fair consists around 250 stalls spread across 6 pavilions

Pune, January 14: Initiated by Central Government unique programmes like Smart City, Digital India, Industrial Corridor and Make in India indicates the bright future of construction industry in the coming period, mentioned by Prof. Uday Gadkari, President, Council of Architecture. He was speaking during the inauguration of the 14th series of Constro, one of the biggest international trade fair on construction machinery, materials, methods and projects.

Neelkanth Joshi- Chairman, Constro 2016, Shrikant Nivasarkar – President, Naren Kothari- Vice President, Vishwas Lokare – Vice President, Sanjay Vaichal- Hon. Secretary, Jaideep Raje- Treasurer and other officials from the Pune Construction Engineering Research Foundation (PCERF) were also present on the occasion.

Organised by PCERF, ‘Constro 2016’ exhibition is open between January 14 and 17 at the Agriculture College Ground, Pune. Speaking on the themes of Constro 2016 trade fair, Prof. Uday Gadkari said, “Programmes and plans introduced by the central government is bringing in huge investment opportunities, which need to be grasp immediately by the construction industry to encash it and profit the sector. Foreign players like engineers, architecture and investors are also eying up on what more the country has to offer in this sector.”

Commenting on the Skill development programme, he mentioned that although the advancement in techniques and Information Technology has brought a big makeover in the industry, there is a strong support needed for skill development in the labour division of sanitation, plumbing and machinery segment.

Moreover, he also appreciated the innovations that are taking place in the industry. Gadkari requested PCERF to join hands with Council of Architecture in the resolution of training 5 lacs skilled manpower in next 5 to 6 years, who belongs to the shortlisted 22 fields of construction industry.