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The decision to hold the third annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Mumbai in June is an acknowledgement of India's active participation in the multilateral institution, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.
The meeting is scheduled to be held on June 25-26 with theme "Mobilising Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration".
"I am glad that India decided not only to be a participant in the AIIB, but an active participant as well, and that Mumbai has been chosen for the conference after the previous two in Beijing and Jeju (South Korea)," Jaitley said.
He said the AIIB is functioning "fairly effectively" in the two years of its existence with many projects in pipeline.
"India is at the forefront with five projects actively funded and many others under consideration," Jaitley said, adding that the current AIIB President Jin Liqun from China, is keen to have a "large talent pool from India in the Bank".
Among these are the $339 million funding in July 2017 for the Gujarat rural roads project and $235 million for the Bangalore Metro, which is the first metro project to be funded by the AIIB," Jin said.
Last year, the AIIB said it is looking to pump in $1.5 billion (Rs 9,599 crore) in six new projects in India that includes Rs 1,279 crore in India's National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).
Besides, NIIF ($200 million), Amaravati Sustainable Capital City Development Project ($200 million), Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity Project ($141 million) and Transmission System Strengthening Project ($100 million).
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