Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
11-March-2011 11:26 IST
Two Technical Teams to Visit Malaysia in April, 2011, Says Dr. C.P. Joshi
Dr. Joshi Meets Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
India and Malaysia stressed the need to take further action for technical cooperation under the MOU in the field of Highway Management and Development, which was signed between India and Malaysia in December, 2010. This was stated during the meeting of Dr. C.P. Joshi, the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways with the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Shri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Hj. Mohd. Yassin here yesterday.

Dr. Joshi stated that Steering Committee has been appointed from the Indian side, and a meeting of the Steering Committee would be initiated in the near future. Simultaneously, two technical teams – one regarding Technical Specifications and Standards & Designs of Roads and Bridges; and the other regarding Tolling Technology and Operation – would be visiting Malaysia during April, 2011.

Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia suggested that the Malaysian companies could assist in developing training facilities and programmes for skilled workers in the road construction sector. Details for forward action in this regard would be discussed in the next meeting of the Steering Committee. He also highlighted that Government of Malaysia is stressing upon the Malaysian companies to also focus on corporate social responsibility actions while they are working on their business projects in India.

The Minister of Works, Malaysia along with Business Delegation which included representatives of several road construction companies accompanied the Malaysian delegation. From Indian side, Secretary (Transport), Director General (RD) and Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia attended.