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Developing Infrastructure in Asia Pacific: Outlook, Challenges and Solutions

The Asia Pacific infrastructure market is expected to grow 7 - 8% per cent a year over the next decade, reaching US$5.36 trillion a year by 2025 representing 60% of the world total.

The majority of Asian countries require substantial amounts of spending directed towards infrastructure that will allow for growth in their economies. Power is needed to spur manufacturing, water is needed to sustain industry and people, and transport networks are required to facilitate the movement of materials, manufactured goods and people.

Mature economies including Australia with an ageing demographic need development and upgrade of economic infrastructure, but there is also a high demand for social infrastructure such as health and housing.

One common theme across both mature and emerging economies is budgetary constraint – very few countries can rely solely on the government to fund necessary infrastructure whether economic or social. Therefore there is a great need to mobilise private sector capital for investment into infrastructure.

Our report assesses the outlook for infrastructure development in Asia Pacific, looks at the solutions to challenges facing the sector and opportunities for investors.

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