Aus govt company seeks to invest in Adani's coal mine project
"It's a piece of infrastructure we would be very keen to explore," he said, adding that "the funding is the area that Government is trying to solve at the moment."
"I think there's an opportunity for private capital to participate if the economics of that investment are favourable," he said.
QIC, which was founded in 1991 with $7 billion under management, has built up a $79 billion portfolio of assets and investments in Australia and overseas.
Despite being targetted by several political and environmental group from time to time, Adani has reaffirmed its commitment for the project and promised to create economic prosperity, including creating thousands of jobs for the people of regional Queensland.
"Our mining project will create economic prosperity and will also create thousands of jobs for the people of regional Queensland," said Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani during a recent meeting with Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in India.
"The Carmichael mine will help bring energy security to millions of Indians who do not have access to electricity. The Adani group is committed to nation building projects in the energy and infrastructure space which will create economic and social benefits for people of India and Australia," he said.
Carmichael coal mine project, one of the world's largest, will start construction this year after being given the green light by the federal and Queensland state governments.
The project involves dredging 1.1 million cubic metres of spoil near the iconic Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which will then be disposed off on land.
Cricket legends Ian and Greg Chappell and other prominent Australians in an unusual move recently wrote to Adani to abandon the project, warning it could damage bilateral ties and even hit sporting links.