YEARS OF SERVICE
Dear Members and Friends,
September has been yet another eventful month for CEAI. Started with an open house “Training Course on FIDIC Conditions of Contract” on 4th and 5th September and an inhouse for DFCCI on “Management of Claims and Disputes” on the 6th by a FIDIC accredited trainer of international repute from UK. It was largely attended by practicing engineers and legal consultants.
From 8th to 12th six members of CEAI’s Governing Council and a few individuals participated from India at FIDIC Global Meet and International Conference on “INFRASTRUCTURE-There is no time to lose: Sustainable global (and local) strategies to build a better world” which was held in Singapore, which more than 700 delegates from over 60 countries attended.
I am glad to inform that CEAI secured the Member Association Excellency Award 2023, a rare achievement. Another good news is that Mr. Prashant Kapila, MD, ICT Ltd, and a Member of CEAI’s Governing Council was declared elected to the FIDIC Board for a period of 4 years.
On 15th of September CEAI in partnership with the Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) organized the “Global Services Export Conclave on Engineering and Environmental Services” at New Delhi to focus on Sustainable Energy, Transportation, and Infrastructure.
CEAI’s Southern Region Chairman participated in the Business Opportunity Seminar organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Hyderabad on the 12th September 2023 and presented CEAI’s perspective.
A number of other events were also held – as reported in this newsletter.
I had drawn attention regarding CEAI’s National Awards 2023 in the last month newsletter for which we are looking for participation in good numbers, hence the deadline for submission of the proposals has been extended up to 31st October 2023. It is open for all professionals, whether they are members of CEAI or not.
India had organized the highly successful G-20 Summit in New Delhi on the 9th and 10th September 2023. The Consulting Engineering profession will benefit by involvement in India-Europe road connection project which was declared at the summit. The connection besides improving trade, will provide opportunities right from planning to construction and later operation and maintenance phases for a large number of consulting and contracting professionals.
CEAI will continue its efforts for the betterment of the Consulting Profession as well as Society.
R S Sharma
Poses Challenges at every step and in the end gives a Deep Sense of Satisfaction once the Project Fructifies and sees the light of day.