‘Bringing vision to reality through PPP’
Mr. Arun Lakhani, CMD, VIL, addressed a panel discussion on ‘From drawing board to execution: Bringing Vision to Reality through PPP’ during an event organized by Times group in Delhi on 26th September, 2014. Underlined the importance of 4th P, the People aspect of the PPP format, who are the largest stakeholder and plays a pivotal role in the success of any PPP project. He further emphasized on the transparency of PPP models which is critical for the adoption of the people / trust component. He also enlightened the panelists on the various policies and methods one could adopt for executing the plans prepared in the board room making it a win-win situation for all stakeholders. He advocated for a comprehensive, consistent and transparent communication as an integral part for any project to succeed.
Along with him on the panel were Rajiv Banga, MD, Manglore SEZ, Brian Parrott, Minister Counsellor & Sr. Trade Commissioner, Canadian High Commission, Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, Feedback Infra, Benedict L J Eijbergen, Program Leader – Economic Integration India, World Bank, Ajay Gupta, HeadInfra Finance, HDFC Bank, Dr. R. Mandal, Advisor, SREI Infrastructure Finance and Moderator: Suneet Maheshwari, Group EVP, L&T Finance Holdings
The seminar was organized by The Times group- ET Edge, inaugurated by Hon’ble Urban Development Minister, Shri Venkaiah Naidu & Chief Minister of Chattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh. The event was also attended by Aviation Minister Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju, policy makers, bureaucrats, environmentalists, industry representatives, national and international consultants.