Nath: CPWD needs makeover, Chinese model the way
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Emulate the Chinese, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath has urged government engineers. Pulling up the Central Public Works Department for its patchy work, he has called for an "image makeover" for the agency.
Addressing a CPWD gathering, Nath said on Tuesday that India has a huge "urban deficit" and in the next decade, 70 per cent of the GDP would come from urban areas. Nath said, "Buildings are the centre of our economic and social lives, but they also put a tremendous strain on the environment. Green buildings are key to sustainable housing. The CPWD needs to pay attention for its image makeover and redefine the brand."
He released a manual on green buildings and a book on planning office buildings, drafted by CPWD engineers and available for the construction industry.
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