The 20th Construction World Global Awards (CWGA) 2022 were presented at a glittering ceremony held at ITC Grand Central in Mumbai on Friday (14th October). Part of the 8th India Construction Festival and organised by the FIRST Construction Council, the CW Global Awards honours companies from the universe of construction, contracting, engineering and building materials, for their outstanding work.
Maha Metro MD Dr Brijesh Dixit, graced the event and gave awards to the winners. It may be recollected that Dr Dixit was recipient of the Construction World’s Person of the Year for 2020 and as per the tradition, he gave away awards to this year’s winners. Dr Dixit was presented with the award in 2020 for his outstanding work in the field of infrastructure and metro rail development.
Speaking on the occasion, MD Dr Brijesh Dixit said that Maha Metro has used technology extensively in our construction projects and am happy that it is now the norm of this industry. The use of technology has not just helped in cutting down the time and overheads, it has also enhanced the work quality. Over a period, Maha Metro has successfully provided one of the best infrastructural facilities in the cities of Nagpur and Pune, he said.
Speaking further, he said “I am amazed at the platform that Construction World provides and despite having been in the industry for over 30 years I am discovering several companies here which have done remarkable work.” Dr Dixit greeted all the winners and appreciated Construction World and FIRST Construction Council for all their efforts in the field of infrastructure and development.
The award for Construction World Person of the Year in the Public Sector Category was given to Shri Awanish Awasthi, Advisor to Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. In his thanksgiving speech, he highlighted the opportunities that Uttar Pradesh presents to the development of the country. Infrastructure plays a key role in development, be it metros, high-speed metros, roads, highways, expressways, irrigation, sports infrastructure and more, he added.
In his welcome note, Shri Tanveer Padode, Business Head-Digital, ASAPP Info Global Group, highlighted shared his perspective on the award functions and companies highlighted as a result. In his welcome address, Shri Pratap Padode, Founder & President, FIRST Construction Council said, “The infrastructure construction industry with a ₹ 3 trillion market cap deserves to be protected. Technology would help grow this industry to help India claim its spot as the third fastest growing construction market in the world.’’
The other winners were: SV Desai, Director & Senior VP, L&T (Construction World Person of the Year 2022 – Private Sector), Engineer of the Year – Lt Gen Harpal Singh, Engineer-in-Chief, Indian Armed Forces. More than 50 awards were also given to other winners.