Entries tagged "Quality Infrastructure"

  • Japan To Spend $26.5B On Infrastructure Repairs | Dec. 5, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

    Japan's government has decided to spend over $26.5 billion on infrastructure repairs through March 2021 after identifying 132 existing infrastructure problems at airports, along rivers, at hospitals and with the power grid.

  • Pence To Unveil US Infrastructure Plan | Nov. 15, 2018, 10:42 a.m.

    On his trip to Asia, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will play up Washington's efforts to boost infrastructure investment in the region at a time when China is doing the same with its Belt and Road Initiative, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • APEC To Address Infrastructure Debt | Nov. 14, 2018, 9:13 a.m.

    Japan and several other members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum will propose updating the "APEC Guidebook on Quality of Infrastructure Development and Investment" to include new rules that take into consideration the financial sustainability and transparency of infrastructure debt.

  • Japanese Firms Expect Infrastructure Losses | Nov. 9, 2018, 9:11 a.m.

  • Japan To Expand Cheap Infrastructure Loans | Oct. 19, 2018, 9:54 a.m.

    Japan drafted a plan to offer greater assistance for infrastructure development overseas ahead of a key summit with China next week, as it prepares to pursue joint projects with Beijing in third countries, reports the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • View All Analysis | Sept. 17, 2018, 8:57 a.m.

    Browse our analysis section for news and articles on topics such as China's Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR), the Competing Visions of Japan, India, and other regional powers, and the stakes for U.S. policy.

  • Vietnam Rethinks Chinese Assistance | Aug. 15, 2018, 9:57 a.m.

    Vietnam's Ministry of Investment and Planning issued a warning to its government about Chinese development assistance, citing concerns of high interest rates, project overruns, and a lack of local contribution to the projects.

  • Cambodians Wary of Chinese Infrastructure Investment | July 18, 2018, 10:07 a.m.

    Cambodians remain wary of Chinese infrastructure investment due to China’s growing influence in the country.

  • Japan Aims to Boost Infrastructure Exports | June 8, 2018, 9:13 a.m.

    Japan will offer new loan terms to more businesses with an eye toward its 2020 target of $272 billion in infrastructure exports. The new government infrastructure policy expands low-interest loan eligibility to businesses where Japanese companies have stakes as low as 20 percent.

  • Southeast Asia Financial Integration and Infrastructure Investment | May 30, 2018, 9:52 a.m.

    This report highlights recommendations on how the U.S. might effectively engage Southeast Asia's infrastructure challenges to foster greater stability and financial integration in the region.

  • Vietnam Looks To Japan For Quality Infrastructure | May 25, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

    Vietnamese president Tran Dai Quang said he expects Japan will help Vietnam improve the quality of his country's infrastructure through the use of private funds, public-private partnerships, and build-operate-transfer schemes.

  • The Clouds Gathering around China's Belt and Road | May 16, 2018, 9:25 a.m.

    China's President Xi Jinping promised that his Belt and Road Initiative would be a "plan in the sunshine." But the BRI's outlook is darkening as some actual and potential partners raise concerns about transparency, debt sustainability, and even China's underlying strategic aims.

  • ADB Pressed on Belt & Road, Quality Infrastructure | May 7, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

    The Asian Development Bank hosted its annual meeting on May 3, during which representatives from China and Japan lobbied the bank about future lending strategies.

  • ADB Warns Against Unsustainable Infrastructure Debt | May 3, 2018, 9:40 a.m.

    The head of the Asian Development Bank has warned countries against unsustainable borrowing to fund infrastructure projects, which could lead to debt traps and repayment trouble.

  • Asia’s Infrastructure Contest | April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

    The tug of war between quantity and quality is now at the center of Asia’s infrastructure contest.

  • Manila Airport Expansion in Singapore | Feb. 22, 2018, 9:35 a.m.

    A conglomerate of 7 major companies has submitted a $6.75 billion proposal to expand and modernize Manila airport into a regional aviation hub.

  • The Indo-Japanese Pivot to Africa | Jan. 23, 2018, 8:29 a.m.

    India and Japan's joint vision for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) could provide a strategic platform to compete with China, however, the plan currently lacks detail and will need to demonstrate commitment and the ability to deliver on both quality and speed.

  • Japan and Myanmar to Cooperate on Infrastructure | Dec. 14, 2017, 9:15 a.m.

    At a meeting in Tokyo, the leaders of Myanmar and Japan agreed to further cooperation in the areas of urban development, transportation, and power infrastructure in Myanmar.

  • India, ASEAN to Propel Asia's Economy | Dec. 7, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

    New projections show India's economy becoming third largest in the world, with other major ASEAN nations surging forward to propel Asian economic growth.

  • Cambodia Seeks PPP Infrastructure Boost | Nov. 30, 2017, 9:15 a.m.

  • Japan Lends $1B for Indonesian Port | Nov. 13, 2017, 9:13 a.m.

    Japan agrees to lend Indonesia $1bn to develop the Patimban Port.

  • Is Asia Reconnecting? | Nov. 6, 2017, 8:56 a.m.

    This report highlights essays from our Big Question series - an analysis collection that explore the drivers and implications of the massive infrastructure push taking place across the Eurasian continent.

  • Abe Pledges $9B in Philippines Infrastructure Aid | Nov. 2, 2017, 11:39 a.m.

    Shinzo Abe has pledged to deliver nearly $9 billion in aid to the Philippines to rebuild battle-damaged areas and improve infrastructure throughout the country.

  • Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century | Oct. 18, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

    It is time to expand transparent, high-standard regional lending mechanisms – tools that will actually help nations instead of saddle them with mounting debt.

  • Asia has $26 trillion in infrastructure projects for the taking | Oct. 18, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

    Asia is set to spend $26 trillion on airports and other infrastructure projects through 2030, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  • Quoted: Xi and Abe on Infrastructure | July 6, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

    Quotes and Quotas is a weekly digest of phrases and facts that help explain Asia’s infrastructure push.

  • World’s Roads “One of the Greatest Security Risks” | June 20, 2017, 9:29 a.m.

    Lord George Robertson, former Secretary General of NATO, discusses "one of the gravest and most preventable security risks that faces people - the risk of death and disability on the world's roads."

  • Infrastructure Boom Offers Fresh Start on Asian Road Safety | June 19, 2017, 8:54 a.m.

    Done right, Asia's massive infrastructure push could improve road safety, particularly for developing economies such as Kazakhstan.

  • Safety on the New Silk Road | June 16, 2017, 10 a.m.

    For developing economies like Kazakhstan, Asia’s infrastructure push offers opportunities to improve road safety.

  • ADB to Referee Public Private Partnerships for Infrastructure | May 3, 2017, 8:15 a.m.

  • Trump and Abe Announce Economic Dialogue | Feb. 13, 2017, 11:53 a.m.

  • Asia's Infrastructure Cultures | Jan. 11, 2017, 12:05 a.m.

    With the “Belt and Road” initiative, the fast establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the construction of ports and railways in Africa and elsewhere, and by pushing green energy, China is demonstrating what has been lost in the West in recent times.

  • Quality Infrastructure | Jan. 9, 2017, 1:56 p.m.

    As developing countries continue to experience population growth, rapid urbanization, and economic and industrial expansion, the need for effective and high-value infrastructure will remain acute.

  • Survival of the Unfittest | Jan. 4, 2017, 9 a.m.

    The China example shows that it will be important for other countries to invest not only in high-quality infrastructure, but to also dedicate sufficient thought in how best to plan and deliver these projects to stay with cost and time budgets.

  • Quality Infrastructure and the Multilateral Development Banks | Dec. 16, 2016, 11:45 a.m.

    As developing countries continue to experience population growth, rapid urbanization, and economic and industrial expansion, the need for quality and lasting infrastructure will remain acute.

  • The World’s Infrastructure Laboratory | Dec. 14, 2016, 9:07 a.m.

    Our “Big Questions” series brings together leading scholars, former policymakers, and top industry experts to tackle critical questions.

  • Asia’s Emergent Middle Class | Dec. 14, 2016, 12:09 a.m.

    By 2030, two-thirds of the world’s middle class will reside in Asia. The middle class will demand quality infrastructure that meets their needs, without corruption or waste.

  • Too Much of a Good Thing | Dec. 7, 2016, 9 a.m.

    Unless China shifts to fewer and higher-quality infrastructure investments, the country is headed for an economic crisis, which is likely to spread to the international economy.

  • Barriers to Bankable Infrastructure | Nov. 2, 2016, 9:26 a.m.

    This report discusses the estimated $1 trillion annual global infrastructure gap and provides recommendations on how U.S. agencies and multilateral development banks can better incentivize private-sector investment in global infrastructure.