Meinhardt Group CEO, Omar Shahzad was invited as one of the speakers at the Bloomberg Nation Builders Asia Conference on 2 November 2016 at the Marriott Singapore. Hosted by Moderator Ms Nasreen Seria, Southeast Asia Editor, Bloomberg News, other speakers include: Ms Nina Yang, CEO Sustainable Urban Development, Ascendas-Singbridge; Ms Tuty Kusumawati, Head, Jakarta Regional Development Planning Board (Bappeda); and Mr Vikram Singh, Regional Director, Asia & Pacific, 100 Resilient Cities, Rockefeller Foundation.
The Panel Discussion addressed key areas such as how overweighting urban infrastructure projects will unlock faster economic growth, and identify the urban projects that power the biggest jumps in GDP and citizen well-being.
Mr Shahzad later spoke to Angie Lau and Manus Cranny on “Bloomberg Markets: Middle East” on the infrastructure issues in Asia and the Middle East, the outlook for infrastructure spending in China and where he sees opportunity stepping up for private sectors to participate on infrastructure projects in Asia and the Middle East. He spoke on how Singapore plays a key role in helping China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)’s ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative reach its full potential. The current total financing available for Singapore companies to at least $100 billion, including International Enterprise (IE) Singapore’s deals with three Chinese banks that provide over $90 billion in funding.
Meinhardt is well positioned for such infrastructure projects given our vast international presence spread across 45 offices worldwide. Meinhardt covers a substantial portion of the territories under OBOR. Backed by its proven track record and market knowledge, Meinhardt provides a one-stop service system that includes the full suite of infrastructure engineering consulting, project management and project matchmaking with suitable financial and strategic investors.
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