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This book addresses major challenges in developing regional infrastructure (both hard and soft) in Asia, specifically exploring the costs and benefits, financing requirements, and infrastructure priorities in the region. The study analyzes the European and Latin American experiences in assessing institutions, policies, and frameworks necessary to foster regional cooperation. In addition, this study evaluates existing regional infrastructure programs, policies, and institutions, and makes recommendations to meet these challenges, providing a framework for pan-Asian infrastructure cooperation. The key message of the book is that now is the time to forge ahead with the goal of integrating this vast and diverse region-to foster lasting prosperity for all its citizens-through the building of pan-Asian infrastructure connectivity.

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Field Value
Document type Books and book chapters
Language of document
  • English
  • Infrastructure
  • Roads and bridges
  • Telephone
  • Transport and shipping
  • Transport and shipping policy and administration
  • Transport infrastructure and facilities
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Yes
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© Asian Development Bank. License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO.

Version / Edition 1.0
License CC-BY-4.0

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Author (corporate) Asian Development Bank
Publisher Asian Development Bank
Publication date 2009
Pagination 296 p.
Date uploaded July 1, 2015, 10:36 (UTC)
Date modified July 1, 2015, 10:38 (UTC)