The Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping,
Shri Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate a conference on “Key challenges in Highways
& Infrastructure Construction in the North-Eastern Region and Use of
Innovative Technologies and Materials” in Guwahati on 30th June, 2015. The two
day conference will be attended by the Chief Ministers, PWD Ministers and other
key officials from various North-East states.
The main objective of this conference will be to build the capacity of local
contractors, engineers and other stakeholders for participation in construction
of highways and infrastructure in the region. The involvement of local
stakeholders in construction of highways and infrastructure would result in
inclusive development of the region by providing new employment opportunities
The conference will also discuss various process and procedure reforms that can
be brought into the system to remove the obstacles to increase the pace of
Infrastructure development and most importantly result in “ease of doing business”.
The Conference will also focus on challenges in bridge and tunnel construction
besides deliberating on the use of NANO technologies and their effective use in
NE region. The conference will also aim to address various Road Safety and
Environmental issues with a special focus on slope stabilization and
environmental friendly slope protection techniques.
The conference will be organised by the Ministry of Road Transport &
Highways through its undertaking, the National Highways & Infrastructure
Development Corporation Ltd. (NHIDCL). An exhibition would also be held on the
occasion to showcase various innovative and appropriate technologies that can
be used to enhance pace of highways and infrastructure construction.