L&T participated in the second edition of CII-sponsored ConMac 2017, held at Maniram Trade Centre-Guwahati from March 2-4, 2017, with an outdoor stall and an impressive display of material handling and construction equipment such as L&T 1190 & L&T 990 Vibratory Compactors, L&T 9020 Wheel Loader and Komatsu PC130 & PC210 Hydraulic Excavators. The stall also had Hydraulic Breakers and genuine parts on display at the exhibit.
Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam, who inaugurated ConMac 2016, stressed on the need for speedy implementation of projects in the North East and for the local contractors to update themselves with the latest technology. Mr. Arvind K. Garg, Executive Vice-President, Construction & Mining Machinery Business, L&T, and Chairman of ConMac 2017, spoke of the need for the Government in treating Construction Equipment as a vital input in infrastructure development of the country, ably supported by attractive GST rates, which would help bolster the sustained growth of the industry.
The exhibition assumed importance in view of the increased mechanization and deployment of various equipment for undertaking infrastructure projects in the North Eastern Region.
A status report prepared by CII in association with ICEMA (Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association) was also released at the conference on roads and highways held during the exhibition. The exhibition saw visits by delegations from Border Roads, Defence, Railways, besides Irrigation and Public Works Depts of North Eastern States.