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Chief Minister inaugurates Gujarat Conex-2023 organized by Gujarat Contractors Association at Gandhinagar

    Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel calls upon for changes in standards of quality for healthy global competition

    More than 500 products will be on display in this huge exhibition for advanced construction machinery, vehicle-building material machines, and mining machines – involving more than 300 participants

    “The plan to bring the students of Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering stream to visit the exhibition will be useful for building robust infrastructure in the future:- Minister of Health Shri Rushikesh Patel

    Gandhinagar, September 21, 2023: Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel inaugurated the Gujarat Conex-2023 in the presence of Minister of Health Shri Rushikesh Patel and Minister of Water Supply Shri Kunvarji Bavaliya.

    Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel, while inaugurating the Gujarat Conex-2023 organized by Gujarat Contractors Association in Gandhinagar, called upon for changes in the standards of quality for healthy global competition. In this context, he said that for nation-building, the interest of the state should be given priority along with the commercial interest.

    The three-day exhibition showcased advanced construction machinery and vehicles, building material machines and mining machines. More than 300 participants have participated in this exhibition with around 500 different products on display.

    On this occasion, Chief Minister also released the coffee table book of Gujarat Contractors Association and awarded the Excellence in Construction Sector and Lifetime Achievement Awards to five individuals. CM further said that Prime Minister has looked forward to infrastructure development to prepare the roadmap for sustainable development.

    India also received appreciation from the heads of various nations of the developed countries of the world because of the success of G20. Furthermore, they left with a strong impression that India is not behind with respect to other countries. The Vibrant Summit started by the Prime Minister to give Gujarat a global platform in every field has now completed two decades and set new benchmarks of best infrastructure development, CM added.

    We have to tweak the standards of quality in order to stay in healthy competition to take this bright tradition and development journey forward at a faster pace, he said.

    Stating infrastructure development as an essential need of the hour, Chief Minister said that this sector has been prioritized in the budgets of state and central government, respectively.

    CM also explained the role of the provision made of 10 lakh crore rupees by the Prime Minister for the infrastructure development in this year’s budget of the Central Government.

    Similarly, the state government budget has been continuously increased for overall development including infrastructure development in Gujarat. In 1995, the state budget was 12 thousand crores which has now transformed into a historic budget with an amount of Rs. 3 lakh crore this year. He added.

    Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel has considered infrastructure development as one of the five pillars of development in this year’s budget and also said that the state government has planned five lakh crore rupees for infrastructure development for the next five years.

    The Chief Minister expressed his determination to build a developed Gujarat through developed India during this Amrit Kaal and appealed to all the social classes including the Contractors Association to contribute together in this journey of development.

    On this occasion, Minister of Health and Higher-Technical Education Shri Rushikesh Patel said that since the origin of mankind, construction activity has also been continuously growing. Many unique constructions such as the Pyramids of Egypt, Taj Mahal, temples constructed on hills, Derasar (Jain temple), etc., showcase the skills of mankind.

    He continued that the 21st century is the century of knowledge, science and technology, while the use of advanced machinery in the construction sector is making fast and quality work a confluence of ethics and destiny. Furthermore, he briefed about the state government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel, is always working for the development of all sections including the construction industry.

    Minister Shri Rushikesh Patel urged the students of Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering streams to visit this exhibition. He was optimistic about the fact that such demonstrations would pave the way for robust infrastructure development for future generations.

    GCA Chairman Shri Arvind Patel at the beginning explained the purpose of the work program and expressed his gratitude to the state government for their support.

    Road Building Secretary Shri AK Patel, senior engineers and association members were present for the occasion.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat