Urban Infrastructure and Built Environment Trade Mission to India

10-15 November 2014

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service and its partners invite Canadian companies to take part in an Urban Infrastructure and Built Environment mission to India. The mission will consist of a series of seminars and roundtables in New Delhi and Mumbai, followed by participation at “Municipalika 2014” to be held in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat from November 13-15, 2014.

Over the last two decades, India has witnessed urbanization on a massive scale. Its urban population has increased from 286 million in 2001 to 377 million in 2011. Such migration is expected to continue at unprecedented rates, with India’s urban population estimated to reach 590 million by 2030, contributing 70% to the country’s GDP.

To meet growing urbanisation needs, the Government of India is undertaking aggressive urbanization initiatives. Plans include the construction of 100 smart cities across the country with GIS (Geographic Information Systems)-based town planning and using the latest technology and infrastructure, including housing, integrated waste and water management and advanced transport systems.

This mission will focus on export-ready Canadian companies active across infrastructure sub-sectors and the built environment who will find opportunities in India’s growing urban environment. An emphasis will be on project management and engineering services (construction, architecture and design), transportation (road/highways, rail, airports, SEZs and intelligent transportation systems), Water and Waste Water (Conservation, Treatment and Supply) Solid Waste Management (Collection, Storage, Transportation, Treatment and Disposal) Safety, Security and Disaster Management (Prevention, Protection and Rescue) and Building materials and prefabricated construction.

The mission will help Canadian companies and trade associations understand the significant opportunities in India, as well as assist them in making key contacts across the public and private sector in order to pursue future opportunities.

For any questions about this program, please contact Shriya Ramachandran (shriya.ramachandran@international.gc.ca) or Elizabeth Sharma (elizabeth.sharma@international.gc.ca).
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