PM Narendra Modi lays Foundation Stone for India International Convention and Expo Centre at Dwarka in Delhi

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi today laid the foundation for India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) at Dwarka in New Delhi, according to a PIB statement. While speaking on the occasion, Modi said, “The Government would reflect India’s economic progress, rich cultural heritage, and our consciousness towards environment protection. It is a part of the Government’s vision which gives importance to world class infrastructure, and ease of doing business.”

Photo Caption: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi laying the foundation stone of the India International Convention and Expo Centre, at Dwarka, New Delhi on September 20, 2018. The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Hardeep Singh Puri, the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Commerce & Industry, C.R. Chaudhary and the Secretary, DIPP, Ramesh Abhishek are also seen. Photo: PIB.

The Prime Minister recounted how the Union Government has begun a series of unprecedented projects for the nation’s development. In this context, the Prime Minister mentioned the longest tunnel, the longest gas pipeline, the largest mobile manufacturing unit, and electricity to every household among many others. He said these are illustrations of the skill, scale and speed of New India.

Modi said, “Several countries across the world have developed elaborate capacities to hold conferences. This had not been thought of in India for a quite a while. Now this is changing. A country progresses through strong organizational and institutional capacities, which are the result of years of effort. For this, it is important to take decisions at the right time, and implement them without delay.”

In this context, the Prime Minister cited an instance of the recent decision on merger of Public Sector banks. “This had been thought about for nearly two and a half decades, but not implemented. Our Government will not shy away from taking tough decisions in national interest. All round progress has happened in the last four years only because national interest has been kept supreme. This process of taking tough decisions in the best interest of the people, will continue. He said that despite challenges, the economy is on a firm footing.” While elaborating on the “ease of doing business”, Modi added that the Union Government is now working towards taking this effort to the district level as well.