Mumbai, Mar 25 To cater to the growing needs in the infrastructure sector, global consultant Louis Berger is planning to increase its workforce to take over 800 here over the next two to three years.
"India is poised to be the third largest economy over the next decade or so. To realise its potential, India has adopted a series of ambitious development goals that have made it one of the world's most attractive markets for companies like us," Louis Berger chief operating officer for Asia Shefali Saxena told here.
The global infrastructure and development services provider currently has a talent pool of 600 employees which are a mix of locals and expats, she said.
"We have been augmenting our resources and our staff. We have built a substantial design team already for complex structures, bridges, highways, among others. Since more and more complex projects are likely to be undertaken in the future, we’ll need adequate talent. We will hire more locals, though we will still have expats as well," Saxena said.
Louis Berger is also committing the best of its global resources as well as top-notch local talent to deliver the next-generation infrastructure initiatives underway in the country, she said.
Currently, the company is providing consultancy services for highways, major bridges, metro projects, smart cities, and airports with a total estimated construction cost of over 11 billion euros, she said.
"We are deepening our commitment to India's development goals and are actively seeking new opportunities to contribute to this growth," she added.
Among its key projects, it is currently assisting the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation for the Rs 6000-crore and 10-km long Versova-Bandra Sea Link project in the megapolis which is a northward extension of the existing Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
"The tender is underway and we hope the final bidder will be announced soon," Saxena said, adding there is an urgent need to explore all modes of public transport to decongest large cities.
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