News releases 2017
Atkins' CEO interviewed by CNBC at World Economic Forum summit - 20 January 2017
Prof Dr Uwe Krueger, Atkins’ Group CEO, appeared on CNBC’s Squawkbox programme from the World Economic Forum summit in Davos and talked about need for US infrastructure spending. He was interviewed by lead anchors Steve Sedgwick and Geoff Cutmore.
Whilst President-elect Donald Trump promises to ramp up infrastructure spending, Uwe said:
“This increase of infrastructure spend is badly needed in the US. We all see the deplorable nature and status of infrastructure... But I also caution, nothing is going to happen overnight.
“How you specifically can match federal funds and state funds with more private money in order to fund infrastructure that will be key.”
Uwe said he would welcome the formation of an infrastructure taskforce. He advocated the increased need for public private partnerships to help fund the infrastructure renewal in the US and called for a more harmonised approach to legislation across the US to help investment on infrastructure.
When asked about the current state of the energy industry, Uwe responded that strong momentum is building with investment increasing gradually and emphasised the fundamental consensus of the importance of a broad energy mix.
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