Rishikesh: The third G20 Infrastructure Working Group meeting under the chairmanship of India is going to be held in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand from 26 to 28 June 2023. A total of 63 delegates from G-20 member states, invitees and international organizations are expected to take forward discussions on the 2023 Infrastructure Agenda under the Indian G-20 Presidency and hold the 2nd IW to be held in Visakhapatnam in March 2023. Yes. Will participate in the meeting for follow up action of the discussions held during the meeting.
The G-20 Infrastructure Working Group deliberates on various aspects of infrastructure investment, including developing infrastructure as an asset class, promoting quality infrastructure investment, and mobilizing financial resources for infrastructure investment. This includes identifying innovative tools for The outcomes of the Infrastructure Working Group add to G20 finance track priorities and foster infrastructure development.
3rd I.W. Yes. The concrete progress towards various work streams of the 2023 Infrastructure Agenda will be discussed in the meeting. The discussion on ‘Financing Cities of Tomorrow, Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable’ is the top priority to be discussed in this meeting, among other priorities.
During the three-day meeting, apart from formal discussions, various official meetings and cultural programs have been planned for the delegates. The delegates will also be made to experience the rich culture and natural beauty of Rishikesh. The Presidency has also arranged a tour for the delegates on June 28 at 2 pm.
Two seminars are also being organized on the sidelines of IWG meetings. A “High Level Seminar on Roadmap for Sustainable Cities” is also being organized in partnership with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank on 26 June. Discussions over three sessions will give G20 decision-makers an opportunity to hear from key challenges ranging from climate change to infrastructure resilience, exploring the role of rapid urbanisation, and inclusivity, technology, infratech and digitalisation . Delegates will also learn from Indonesia’s unique approach to launching the development of Nusantara, one of the world’s most ambitious cities. International and national experts are also joining the discussion. A conference on Making India an MRO Hub has also been organized on 27th June, with an agenda to discuss the opportunities offered by India in the MRO sector.
A dinner interaction will also be hosted to provide the delegates an opportunity to enjoy the rich cultural heritage of Uttarakhand and relish the local cuisine. The Presidency has also planned a ‘Yoga Retreat’ on 26 June 2023 for the delegates to experience.