Enhancing Regional Cooperation in Infrastructure Development Including that Related to Disaster Management

Adequate infrastructure in the four key sectors of transport, telecommunications, energy and water considered in this paper is a prerequisite for opening up access to global trade and investment flows, which increases the competitiveness of production and services and sustains the region’s economic growth. The paper were prepared for the sixty-second session of the Commission (Jakarta, 6-12 April 2006), analyses the role of infrastructure and its socio-economic linkages as well as regional initiatives in creating, maintaining and utilizing infrastructure with a focus on financing such investment. The book explains why the crucial role of regional cooperation in meeting the future transportation infrastructure requirements of Asian and Pacific countries cannot be overstated. The need for cooperation in the areas of infrastructure creation, maintenance and utilization is well understood. Infrastructure, at the same time, makes growth more inclusive. It unlocks the resources and potential of remote areas and small or landlocked countries and it distributes the benefits of growth, which enable the delivery of health, education and other services. With this regard the book looks at the requirements of individual sectors of: transport; information and communication technology; energy; water; and disaster management.

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    United Nations

    Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Building
    Rajadamnern Nok Avenue
    Bangkok,   Thailand  10200
  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 183p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01051874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9211204666
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2007 6:50PM