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UK infrastructure delegation to visit Chandigarh

Updated: Oct 20, 2016 13:18 IST

Chandigarh [India], Oct.20 (ANI): A British infrastructure delegation will visit Chandigarh on 20-21 October. It comprises representatives of eleven UK companies along with officials from the UK Department for International Trade and the British High Commission.

The delegation will have roundtable meetings with the Chief Secretaries of Punjab and Haryana, as well as the Chandigarh Administration, to discuss plans for upcoming infrastructure projects in the region. The British Deputy High Commission Chandigarh will also host an interactive session on "Infrastructure & Urban Development" on 21 October to provide an opportunity for representatives of state governments, municipalities and the private sector to learn more about the expertise and capabilities of the UK companies and to explore how best they might participate in projects in the region.

The participating UK companies have expertise in infrastructure & urban planning, architectural design & heritage conservation, transport design, water & waste management, renewable energy and services including project & programme management and construction delivery.

British Deputy High Commissioner Chandigarh David Lelliott said, "We are aware how important infrastructure and urban development projects are for the people of this region, and have been engaging closely with governments at state and city level. The UK has much to offer, so I'm delighted that this delegation representing UK expertise across a wide range of relevant fields is visiting Chandigarh. The visit underlines the interest that UK companies have in doing more in this region."

The visit has been organised by the British Deputy High Commission Chandigarh and the UK Department for International Trade.

The delegation consists of representatives of the following UK companies:

Mace Group, ECO WMT, Global Greens, Parking Control Management, BDP, Purcell UK, Bolina Booms, NVH Technologies, Northgate, CDE Asia and Watershipdown Technologies.

They will be accompanied by David Lelliott, British Deputy High Commissioner Chandigarh; Dipankar Chakraborty, Agri-Tech & Chemicals Sector Lead for India and Head of Trade for Northwest India; Javaid Malla, Energy and Low Carbon Adviser, Rishikesh Chanda, Senior Sector Manager Kolkata and Mukul Verma, Senior Trade Adviser Delhi. (ANI)