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."

Language

  • 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