Infrastructure Asia (InfraAsia) is a facilitation office set up by Enterprise Singapore and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to support Asia’s social and economic growth through infrastructure development, working closely with both private and public sector organisations in Singapore and the region.
Singapore is home to an established ecosystem of public sector agencies and private sector firms that include developers, engineering, procurement and construction companies, professional services firms, financial institutions, and multilateral development banks.
With our understanding of regional markets and our own development experience, Singapore is well-placed to serve Asia’s infrastructure needs and unlock the region’s infrastructure potential.
We enable good-fit solutions from companies and institutions in addressable infrastructure sub-segments in Asia, catalysing project development, financing and executing opportunities to meet the region’s growing needs.
We match-make organisations that are domain experts in their respective fields with regional governments, firms and multilateral development banks. At the same time, we bring various industry stakeholders across the value chain together to explore project opportunities in Asia.
We connect Asian governments with the relevant domain expert (sub-segment champions) amongst developers, professional services and technical and financing solutions to meet the specific needs of each project.
We bring in parties with the requisite expertise to help our partners bridge knowledge gaps and uplift capabilities in project development, financing and implementation.
We provide expertise on project scoping and conceptual structuring to improve the viability and success of projects.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) estimates that developing Asia will need to invest US$1.7 trillion annually in infrastructure until 2030 to maintain its growth momentum, tackle poverty and respond to climate change.
Infrastructure Asia looks at power, transport, urban and smart cities, and water and sanitation projects. Further, given the increasing need to ensure sustainable growth as well as deal with the impacts of climate change, Infrastructure Asia also works towards advancing sustainable infrastructure in the region.
Sustainable infrastructure refers to the designing, building, and operating of structural elements in ways that do not diminish the social, economic and ecological processes required to maintain human equity, diversity, and the functionality of natural systems. Renewable energy projects, including floating solar panels, are some of the sustainable infrastructure projects that we look at.
The definitions of the focus sectors are as follows:
A successful infrastructure project requires effective planning, coordination and implementation among multiple stakeholders from start to end. Figure 1 below illustrates the key stages undertaken by real economy service providers and financiers in the life cycle and value chain of an infrastructure project.
Figure 1: Illustrative life cycle of an infrastructure project
Singapore has a comprehensive infrastructure ecosystem which includes developers, financiers, professional services, and other supporting services. With our understanding of regional markets and our own development experience, Singapore is well-placed to serve Asia's infrastructure needs and unlock the region's infrastructure potential to support Asia's economic and social growth. As a government facilitation office, we can also leverage on our strong connections with regional counterparts.
Here is a brief glimpse into our network: