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GOVT GIVES THRUST ON STRENGTHENING INFRASTRUCTURE—CHIEF MINISTER

                                                                                                     Panaji: Sept.27,2019

The Asian Civil Engineering Co-Ordinating Council ( ACECC ) has celebrated its 20th Anniversary at a function  hosted by the Institution of Civil Engineers ( India ) at hotel Cidade  De Goa, Dona Paula today.

The Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant was the Chief Guest while Minister for Art & Culture Shri Govind Gaude was guest of honor for the function.

The Chief Minister while speaking at the function expressed his happiness over the celebration of the 20th annual day of Worldwide Engineers Association (ACECC) which he said is a momentous occasion and also for the gathering of engineers from world over to achieve their aim and objective of ACECC. He said the Government believes in inclusive development. The government gives thrust on strengthening the infrastructure of which the third iconic bridge across Mandovi river is the example. He was happy to welcome the fraternity of engineers from across the world and for having fruitful interaction about infrastructure with them.    

The Minister for Art & Culture  while addressing the gathering said that civil Engineering not only mean constructing large structures such as dams,  buildings, or bridges and tunnels it also covers complicated network of water irrigation, sewerage treatment, road network where the involvement is essential. Civil engineers are more responsible for water supply, railways roads where civil engineers play important role.

Shri Gaude said civil engineering has challenges during the time of natural disaster and therefore he suggested engineers have to plan accordingly and build infrastructure. He said ACECC has a significant role to play in the infrastructural development of the world. The ACECC is the right platform for the engineers of the world to come together to communicate, share their innovative ideas to enrich the sector of civil engineering he opined.         

Dr. Kenichi Horikoshi gave a brief introduction of twenty years history of the ACECC and its message block, Prof. Osami Kusakabe, Immediate past Chair delivered the message of past chair Dr. R.M. Vasant Chair ACECC also spoke on the occasion.

Dr. S.L.Swamy, Chairman ICE ( I ) delivered a welcome address. Shri Prithpal Singh Secretary-general ICE ( I ) proposed the vote of thanks

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