Workshop on 'Quality Infrastructure: Japanese Investment in India'

Workshop on 'Quality Infrastructure: Japanese Investment in India'
Monday, 27 February 2017 Add to Calendar 2017-02-27 09:00:00 2017-02-27 14:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Workshop on 'Quality Infrastructure: Japanese Investment in India' Official development assistance from Japan has contributed substantially to India's efforts in priority areas like power, transportation, environment and human development. Concomitantly, supported in part by such infrastructure investments, investment from the Japanese private sector in manufacturing has grown.  Recently, at the 2016 G7 Ise-shima summit Japan announced the “Expanded Partnership for Quality Infrastructure”, building on its earlier initiative at the 21st International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo. With this Partnership, the Government of Japan promotes “quality infrastructure investment” in collaboration with other countries and international organisations. To that end, Japan, will provide approximately USD 200 billion for “quality infrastructure development” over the next 5 years.  There are five aspects to quality infrastructure, viz. (a) effective mobilisation of financial resources through PPP; (b) ensuring alignment with socio-economic development and development strategies of developing countries/regions; (c) application of high-quality standards, regarding compliance with international standards established to mitigate environmental and social impact; (d) ensuring the quality of infrastructure, in particular, aspects of economic efficiency and durability, inclusiveness, safety and resilience, sustainability and convenience and amenities and finally, (e) contribution to the local society and economy. The workshop will be inaugurated by His Excellency, the Ambassador of Japan to India. Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog will deliver the keynote address. Other key speakers include Mr. Koki Hirota, Chief Economist of JICA from Japan and Mr R C Bhargava, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki and representatives of industry from Japan and India.  The event will be followed by interaction over lunch. Please register by clicking here. Programme Schedule 8:30   onwards Registration 9:00   - 9:30   Video screening on Quality Infrastructure 9:30   - 9:35   Welcome: Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President & CEO, Centre for Policy Research 9:35   – 9:45   Inaugural address: H.E. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassado... Viceregal Hall, Hotel Claridges, New Delhi
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Viceregal Hall, Hotel Claridges, New Delhi

Official development assistance from Japan has contributed substantially to India's efforts in priority areas like power, transportation, environment and human development. Concomitantly, supported in part by such infrastructure investments, investment from the Japanese private sector in manufacturing has grown.  Recently, at the 2016 G7 Ise-shima summit Japan announced the “Expanded Partnership for Quality Infrastructure”, building on its earlier initiative at the 21st International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo. With this Partnership, the Government of Japan promotes “quality infrastructure investment” in collaboration with other countries and international organisations. To that end, Japan, will provide approximately USD 200 billion for “quality infrastructure development” over the next 5 years. 

There are five aspects to quality infrastructure, viz. (a) effective mobilisation of financial resources through PPP; (b) ensuring alignment with socio-economic development and development strategies of developing countries/regions; (c) application of high-quality standards, regarding compliance with international standards established to mitigate environmental and social impact; (d) ensuring the quality of infrastructure, in particular, aspects of economic efficiency and durability, inclusiveness, safety and resilience, sustainability and convenience and amenities and finally, (e) contribution to the local society and economy.

The workshop will be inaugurated by His Excellency, the Ambassador of Japan to India. Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog will deliver the keynote address. Other key speakers include Mr. Koki Hirota, Chief Economist of JICA from Japan and Mr R C Bhargava, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki and representatives of industry from Japan and India.  The event will be followed by interaction over lunch.

Please register by clicking here.

Programme Schedule

8:30   onwards

Registration

9:00   - 9:30  

Video screening on Quality Infrastructure

9:30   - 9:35  

Welcome: Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President & CEO, Centre for Policy Research

9:35   – 9:45  

Inaugural address: H.E. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India

9:45   – 10:00  

Keynote address : Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog

10:00   – 10:30  

Quality Infrastructure:  Theme presentation by Dr. Koki Hirota,
Chief Economist, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

10:30  – 10:45  

‘Soft’ Infrastructure: Mr. R C Bhargava,  Chair, Maruti Suzuki India

10:45  – 12:05

Panel Discussion on Investing in Infrastructure: Learning from the experience of Japanese ODA

 Facilitator: Dr. Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow, CPR

Ms. Reiko Abe, President Director, Oriental Consultants India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Masato Kaneko, General Manager of Integrated Transportation Systems 2nd Division, Mitsui. Co. (Integrated Transportation Systems Business Unit)

Mr. Takema Sakamoto, Chief Representative, JICA India Office

Mr. Arun Kumar Jha, Head – Implementation Projects (Roads & Bridges), L&T IDPL

Mr. Anil Kumar Dutta, former-Director, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL)

Dr. Sarita Nagpal, Principal Adviser, Confederation of Indian Industry

12:05   – 12:15

Break

12:15   – 1:25

Panel Discussion on Making in India: Leveraging Japanese investments to grow Indian Industry

Facilitator:  Dr. Pankaj Chandra, Vice Chancellor, Ahmedabad University

Mr. Tomohiko Okada, Managing Director, Toshiba India Private Ltd.

Mr. Masazumi Konishi, Managing Director-President, Sojitz India and General Secretary, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in India

Dr. Srabani Roy Choudhury, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

Dr. N S Siddharthan, Professor, Madras School of Economics, Chennai

Mr. Niraj Hans, Chief Operating Officer, Sandhar Automotive, Haryana

1:25   – 1:30  

Closing Remarks and vote of thanks: Dr. Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow, CPR