GIDB: A Catalyst for Gujarat’s infrastructure Development

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Gujarat’s infrastructure Development

Established under the GID Act, 1999, the Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB) is a focal organisation which promotes private sector participation in the infrastructure sector and provides legal framework and roadmap for Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model.

Gujarat’s infrastructure DevelopmentWith the Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat being the Board chairman, and Honourable Deputy Chief Minister as Vice Chairman, Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB) acts as a nodal agency for development of infrastructure in the State.

GIDB itself does not develop infrastructure services, but acts as a catalyst for their development. From remarkable ports to world-class airports; from a widespread road network to a highly efficient rail network; and from industrial parks to Special Investment Regions (SIRs) — GIDB’s footprints can be traced through every infrastructure project across Gujarat.

The Board has been declared and designated as the Apex Authority for the purpose of Special Investment Regions (SIRs) under section 5 of the Gujarat Special Investment Region Act-2009. GIDB has also been designated as nodal agency for DMIC and DFC projects and for Viability Gap Funding (VGF).

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The Board extends advisory services to various government agencies.

GIDB conducts capacity building programmes to train government officers in the area of public private partnerships in infrastructure sector. The Board has organised 15 training sessions in which 500 government officers were upskilled in
nitty gritty details of PPP specific to infrastructure sector in Gujarat.

In order to put Gujarat in the league of developed countries in terms of infrastructure, GIDB has prepared a vision document — Transforming Gujarat: The 2030 Vision for Sustainable Development.

In order to meet Gujarat’s future logistic needs, GIDB is also preparing an Integrated Logistic Policy for EXIM and Domestic Cargo and is also preparing a Railway Master Plan for the state of Gujarat.

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