Published On: Fri, Jan 15th, 2016

Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu visits Washington DC, USA

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11813277_482995398548295_7928910691087161190_nNew Delhi: On the request of the World Bank, Shri Suresh Prabhkar Prabhu, Minister of Railways, Government of India is on an official visit to Washington DC, USA to deliver an address at the Plenary Session on World Bank Conference on Transport and Cities – Key Drivers for Meeting Climate Goals. Apart from this, his three day tour involves a number of Seminars, Conference, Meetings and Events.

On the first day of his visit i.e. on January 13, 2016, Shri Suresh Prabhu held a meeting with Mr. Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President, US EXIM Bank. On the same day, he participated in the seminar organized by the World Bank at the World Bank Hqrs. on the “Railway Reforms in India”. Shri Suresh Prabhu made a detailed presentation in the Seminar about various initiatives of Indian Railways. The introductory speech at the Seminar was delivered by Mr. Jose Luis Irigoyen, Director of Transport and ICT, World Bank.

On the second day of his visit i.e. on 14th January, 2016, Shri Suresh Prabhu participated in the world bank Conference : Transforming Transportation. The specific topic of the conference was “Transport and Cities – Key Drivers for Meeting Climate Goals”. He was the key speaker at the conference. Later, on the same day the Indian Railway Minister participated at the Special Talk at Carnegie Endowment on: “Modernizing India’s Transportation Infrastructure for Sustained Growth: Challenges and Prospects”. He also held a meeting with Ms. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, World Bank. This meeting was followed by another meeting with officials from World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) which included Ms. Laura Tuck, VP (Sustainable Development), WB; Ms. Annette Dixon, Regional VP (SAR), WB, Mr. Keshav Gaur, Director, Treasury Client Solutions, IFC, Mr. Monish Mahurkar, Director, Treasury Market Operations, IFC and Mr. Christopher Ian Twinn, Manager, Transport-Global Infrastructure Dept., IFC. On the last day of his tour i.e. on 15th January, 2016, Shri Suresh Prabhu will hold meeting with Mr. Victor Mendez, US Deputy Secretary of Transportation. He will also participate at Event on “India’s Development: Government’s Approach to Infrastructure Development”, organized by India Club/1818 Society. He will then address USIBC Meeting. Shri Suresh Prabhu will conclude his visit by participating at Roundtable discussion at American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on “India’s Drive For Development”.

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