Published On : Wed, Oct 15th, 2014

‘Bringing vision to reality through PPP’

CMD of VIL Arun Lakhani addresses a panel discussion on -From drawing board to execution Bringing Vision to Reality through PPP- at the ET Infra Focus Annual Summit in Delhi on September 26,
Chairman and Managing Director of VIL Arun Lakhani addressed a panel discussion on ‘From drawing board to execution: Bringing Vision to Reality through PPP’ during an event organized by Times Group recently in Delhi. 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 MD, Manglore SEZ Rajiv Banga, Minister Counsellor & Sr. Trade Commissioner, Canadian High Commission Brian Parrott, Chairman, Feedback Infra Vinayak Chatterjee, Program Leader – Economic Integration India, World Bank Benedict L J Eijbergen, Head-Infra Finance, HDFC Bank Ajay Gupta, Advisor, SREI Infrastructure Finance and Moderator: Suneet Maheshwari, Group EVP, L&T Finance Holdings Dr. R. Mandal.

The seminar was organized by The Times Group – ET Edge, inaugurated by Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Chief Minister of Chattisgarh Dr. Raman Singh. The event was also attended by Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, policy makers, bureaucrats, environmentalists, industry representatives, national and international consultants.