Vendor Development Programme for Maha Metro Rail Corporation Ltd held at Nagpur

COSIA (Vidarbha Chapter) under the Chairmanship of Mr Mayank Shukla organised a Super Successful Vendor Development Programme on 11th Nov 2019, jointly with MIDC Industries Association (Hingna) and Joint Director Industries, to cater the requirements of “Maha Metro Rail Corporation Ltd” .

The programme was inaugurated by Dr Brijesh Dixit (MD, MMRL). Shri.P.M.Parlewar – Director MSME-DI Nagpur was present as Guest of Honour.

President MIA Shri C G Shegaonkar delivered a welcome address, while Chairman COSIA (Vidarbha) in his opening remarks appreciated the positive response of MMRL to promote local vendors in their procurement policy. Presence of MD, MMRL in this programme will encourage the local entrepreneurs in developing business relationships with MMRL, he further said.

Dr Dixit said although the local vendors have missed the opportunity in participating the Phase I work, but still  there is a lot of scope as Phase II work is about to start, Pune Metro Work is entrusted to Maha Metro, Nasik Tyre Base Metro work is also with Maha Metro and an Aluminium Metro Coach factory is also likely to come up in this region. Even now it is better late than never. Metro involving huge investment has a good potential to change the Socio Economic Structure of Nagpur he said.

Mr Parlewar Director MSMEDI, Nagpur, said that since Maha Metro is a joint project of State and Central Government involving equal share of contribution the local vendors will have a preference to the extent of 50% in supply to Metro. Shri Bharti GM, DIC, Nagpur said that the  new State Package Scheme of Incentives further encourages the local vendors and particularly those in MSME sector. The programme was conducted by Shri SM Patwardhan Vice President MIA and Vote of thanks was proposed by Shri Sandip Darwekar – COSIA core committee member. The huge response to advance programme Registration forced organisers to stop spot Registration and encourage them to repeat the same in near future.

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