Infrastructure for a Seamless Asia

The study investigates important issues and challenges associated with developing regional infrastructure through the encouragement of regional cooperation in Asia, and provides a framework for pan-Asian infrastructure cooperation and coordination. The key messages of the study are as follows: (1) The necessary investment in regional infrastructure for pan- Asian connectivity would result in large real income gains of around $13 trillion for the developing countries of Asia during 2010–2020 and beyond. (2) A pan-Asian infrastructure forum should be created to aid in the coordination and integration of current subregional infrastructure initiatives toward a seamless Asia. (3) From 2010 to 2020, Asia will need to invest about $8 trillion in general national infrastructure projects and, also, about $290 billion in specific regional infrastructure projects. This an averages out to an overall infrastructure investment of $750 billion per year. (4) An Asian infrastructure fund is needed to gather Asian and international funds and to help prepare, prioritize, and finance regional infrastructure projects that are "bankable."


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 296p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01144498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784899740285
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 2009 1:48PM