Infrastructure Asia has collaborated with industry experts – including international organisations, developers and financiers – to pen down our consolidated insights.
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The Catalytic Role of Credit Enhancement and Blended Finance for Infrastructure in Asia
Guarantees play a crucial role in infrastructure financing by facilitating local currency funding and longer tenors, providing a demonstration effect that enhances local finance parties' infrastructure financing experience and equips them to better assess and manage project risks.
Read More 27 Mar 2023
EnergyFinancingSouth AsiaSoutheast AsiaTechnologyTransportWaste Management
A Year of Opportunity for Infrastructure in Asia
With the complexity of projects today, it is increasingly challenging for a single party to undertake an entire infrastructure development. Governments also need to move away from siloed approaches and towards working cohesively to address the evolving needs of the community to tackle new opportunities and challenges.
Read More 10 Mar 2023
OthersSoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaPublic Private Partnership
Rethinking Dispute Resolution in Infrastructure Projects
In the high-stakes world of infrastructure development, disputes are often complicated, protracted and expensive. It is not unusual to take years to resolve disputes and usually after expensive and time-consuming legal processes in national courts or arbitral tribunals.
Read More 19 Jan 2023
OthersSouth AsiaSoutheast AsiaTechnology
Navigating 2023 with Cautious Optimism and Closer Collaboration
Infrastructure Asia’s Executive Director, Mr Lavan Thiru, looks back at 2022 and shares his thoughts for 2023
Read More 09 Jan 2023
Public Private PartnershipEnergyFinancingSouth AsiaSoutheast AsiaTechnologyTransportWater and sanitationWaste Management
A Sustainability Trifecta: Society, Finance and the Region’s Influence on Infrastructure
Society, Finance and Collaboration – these are the three key areas of opportunities resonated by government and industry leaders from the discussion at the Asia Infrastructure Forum 2022 as Asia continues its effort to accelerate its sustainable infrastructure journey.
Read More 05 Oct 2022
FinancingSoutheast AsiaTechnologyWater and sanitation
Digitalisation and Innovative Financing - 3 Steps to the Sustainable Reduction of Non-Revenue Water in Indonesia
The issue of reducing non-revenue water (NRW) is an important national challenge for the Indonesian government. Every year, Indonesia suffers an estimated USD579m in economic losses because of NRW.
However, reducing NRW is not an impossible challenge to overcome if utilities approach the challenge with a combination of dedicated strategic resources, the right financing model, and the proper use of digital solutions. To do this, authorities can learn from the success of Malang City, which managed to reduce its NRW by 30% in 10 years by adopting the before-mentioned steps.
Read More 02 Aug 2022
ASIA Panel Discussion - Future of Infrastructure
At the inaugural meeting of the Asia Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory (ASIA) Panel on 8 and 9 November 2021, the Future of Infrastructure was one of the three key themes discussed. The ASIA Panel members and invited industry leaders shared their insights on upcoming trends and challenges in a more sustainable future.
Read More 06 Jan 2022
ASIA Panel Discussion - Technology in Infrastructure
At the inaugural meeting of the Asia Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory (ASIA) Panel on 8 and 9 November 2021, Technology in Infrastructure was one of the three key themes discussed. The ASIA Panel members and invited industry leaders shared their insights on technological solutions for a more sustainable future.
Read More 04 Jan 2022
FinancingUrban SolutionsSoutheast Asia
ASIA Panel Discussion – Sustainable Investment-Financing
At the inaugural meeting of the Asia Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory (ASIA) Panel on 8 and 9 November 2021, Sustainable Investment-Financing was one of the three key themes discussed. The ASIA Panel members and invited industry leaders shared their insights on financing solutions for a more sustainable future.
Read More 08 Dec 2021
TechnologyUrban SolutionsSoutheast AsiaEnergy
Can Emerging Asia Attain Development Goals Sooner Through Greater Technology Adoption In Infrastructure?
Developing more sustainable infrastructure systems is a prerequisite for changing the way that our economies and societies function, as well as achieving the SDGs and the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Read More 12 Oct 2021
Sector Deep Dive #6 - Digital Infrastructure
Infrastructure Asia organized 2 deep dive sessions on digital infrastructure to gather views from nine industry players on the opportunities and challenges for digital infrastructure in Asia.
Read More 30 Aug 2021
FinancingUrban SolutionsSoutheast Asia
Sustainable Finance – Leveraging Green Finance for Infrastructure Development
As countries intensify their efforts to overcome climate change, institutional investors and financial institutions are responding by embracing sustainable and green infrastructure projects in investing mandates.
Read More 18 Jun 2021
Public Private PartnershipSoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaUrban Solutions
Sustainable Infrastructure: Accelerating Southeast Asia’s Journey to Net-Zero
While climate goals have been on the minds of nations in recent years, the pace of global smart city initiatives towards a net-zero future has been greatly accelerated, particularly by the outbreak of COVID-19.
Read More 11 Jun 2021
Technology: The Engine of Smarter, Greener Cities
Asian cities need to fuel urbanisation and economic growth by upgrading existing and creating new infrastructure assets. Technology is a great enabler in these needs, but how can we leverage and finance it in an efficient and effective way to keep our smart city initiatives at full throttle?
Read More 09 Jun 2021
South AsiaTechnologyUrban SolutionsSoutheast AsiaPowerWater and sanitation
Sector Deep Dive #5: Sustainable Infrastructure in Asia
In March 2021, InfraAsia organised a deep dive session on sustainable infrastructure in Southeast and South Asia with four established industry speakers. We discussed the existing challenges and the growing potential of leveraging technological innovations for projects.
Read More 16 Apr 2021
Sector Deep Dive #4: Renewable Energy
InfraAsia organised a deep dive session on renewable energy in Southeast and South Asia with four industry players.
Read More 07 Apr 2021
Urban SolutionsTechnologySoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaWater and sanitation
Sector Deep Dive #3: Digital Water
Infrastructure Asia organised a deep dive session on the water sector to gather insights from nine industry players on the financing options and key enablers to attract international investments into water. The session also discussed the opportunities and challenges for water infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia and South Asia and ways to increase the involvement of the Singapore infrastructure ecosystem.
Read More 17 Mar 2021
Urban SolutionsTechnologySoutheast AsiaSouth Asia
Sector Deep Dive #2: Waste Management
Infrastructure Asia organised a deep dive session on the waste management sector to gather views from eight industry players on the opportunities and commercial structures for waste management solutions in Southeast Asia and ways to apply these commercial structures to develop and initiate more bankable waste management projects in Southeast Asia.
Read More 15 Mar 2021
Urban SolutionsTechnologySoutheast AsiaSouth Asia
Sector Deep Dive #1: Cold Chain Logistics
Infrastructure Asia organised a deep dive session on the cold chain logistics sector to gather views from eight industry players on the opportunities and challenges for cold chain projects in Southeast Asia and South Asia and the ways to increase the involvement of the Singapore infrastructure ecosystem in regional cold chain projects.
Read More 09 Mar 2021
Urban SolutionsSoutheast Asia
In Conversation between Seth Tan and Rajah & Tann, on ESG in Infrastructure Projects
Seth Tan, our Executive Director, gave an interview to Rajah & Tann Singapore on environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) issues in infrastructure projects.
Read More 04 Mar 2021
TechnologyUrban SolutionsSoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaPublic Private Partnership
The Catalytic Role of Digital Connectivity
Digital connectivity drives all aspects of smart and future cities, and key components of economies and societies. Despite the potential, there are challenges in rolling out digital infrastructure. In this article, we highlight the challenges and mitigating initiatives.
Read More 12 Jan 2021
Urban SolutionsSoutheast AsiaPublic Private Partnership
Infrastructure: Leading Southeast Asia's Economic Recovery
In this piece, co-authored with Deloitte, we consider the role of developing high quality infrastructure in leading the recovery from COVID-19 in three phases.
Read More 27 Oct 2020
Room for agreement: Selecting a venue for international infrastructure dispute resolution
An important decision to be made when planning for the resolution of disputes in international infrastructure projects is the venue. This article explores five key factors to consider when choosing this venue.
Read More 30 Jul 2020
Water and sanitation
Water and Sanitation in Asia
Water is essential for human life and UN recognises that access to safe drinking water and sanitation is a basic human right yet, meeting water needs has its challenges. We explore how innovation in water technology and financing can help improve the bankability of such projects in order to crowd in private capital.
Read More 09 Jul 2020
Urban SolutionsTechnologySoutheast AsiaPower
Energy Infrastructure - Catalysing Clean Energy Projects in Emerging Asia
Clean energy has been hailed as a hero for developing nations. However, clean energy projects are not being implemented in emerging Asia as quickly as many hope. Why is this, and what can be done about it?
Read More 15 Jun 2020
TechnologyUrban SolutionsSoutheast Asia
Technology for Developing Asias Infrastructure
Disruptions as a result of Covid-19 have heightened the awareness and desire to increase adoption of technology on many fronts including infrastructure. We explore five ways that technology can revolutionise the infrastructure landscape for emerging economies.
Read More 12 Jun 2020
Funding the Preparation and Structuring of Infrastructure Projects
Some believe that the barrier to infrastructure development in the region is not the lack of financing capital, but the lack of well-prepared, bankable and investment-ready projects. Read more to learn about the funds that can support the preparation of projects initiated by governments and the private sector.
Read More 08 Jun 2020
Building Resilience in Regional Logistics and Supply Chains
What are some of the key areas that can be strengthened in logistics and supply chain infrastructure?
Read More 23 May 2020
FinancingPublic Private Partnership
Insurance and Guarantees for Successful Infrastructure Risk Mitigation in Asia
Insurance and guarantees: One important key to successful infrastructure risk mitigation in Asia
Read More 18 May 2020
Standardising 50% of Project Finance Loan Documentation
Project finance loan documentation are notoriously long and complex. In this article, Infrastructure Asia explores how standardisation can help to ensure quality and replicability, and shares its effort in this area.
Read More 21 Apr 2020
Urban SolutionsTransportSoutheast AsiaSouth Asia
Regional Infrastructure Development & Cross-Border Connectivity
Regional infrastructure development needs and the role of Infrastructure Asia
Read More 03 Mar 2020
The Asian Development Bank has highlighted that 80% of the US$600 billion needed annually to finance developing Asia’s transit infrastructure spending is currently coming from the public sector. This article explores how transit-oriented development can improve financing of such projects, making it attractive to international investors.
Read More 11 Dec 2019
Urban SolutionsTechnologySoutheast Asia
Trashing it Out: Waste Management in Asia
The world is generating more waste than ever. This makes waste management a critical issue that deserves no less attention than the likes of poverty elimination and climate action. Generating waste is easy, but managing it is difficult. Developing a waste management facility is not without its challenges. This collated article will examine the key considerations when developing waste management facilities, and uses specific case studies to illustrate their importance.
Read More 09 Dec 2019
Southeast AsiaTransportPublic Private PartnershipPower
Building Blocks for Involving Private Sector in Infrastructure
We take a look at the various procurement methods for infrastructure projects and discuss the key factors that regional governments consider when partnering the private sector.
Read More 14 Nov 2019
Potential Infrastructure Projects in ASEAN | Infrastructure Asia
The Initial Rolling Priority Pipeline of Potential ASEAN Infrastructure Projects have satisfied a set of screening criteria and are expected to attract robust investments.
Read More 16 Aug 2019
FinancingSoutheast AsiaUrban Solutions
Green Finance in Emerging Asia
This article highlights the greater adoption of green projects in the region with an increase of green financing.
Read More 01 Aug 2019
Urban SolutionsWater and sanitationTechnologySouth Asia
Smart City Infrastructure - Building Climate Resilient Sustainable Smart Cities
What can we do to achieve climate resilient infrastructure and sustainable urban development?
Read More 18 Jul 2019
Urban SolutionsTechnologySoutheast AsiaTransportWater and sanitationPower
Sustainable Infrastructure for Emerging Asia
As countries worldwide start to deal with the impacts of climate change, environmental pollution and social inequality, sustainability has emerged as an important topic for governments, corporates, multilaterals, banks and non-banking financial institutions. However, one question often asked is whether sustainable infrastructure can be easily adopted for emerging markets and create a runway for sustainable growth.
Read More 10 Jul 2019
Key Policy Considerations for Bankable Energy Projects
Infrastructure Asia, the Energy Market Authority of Singapore, and the World Bank Group co-organised the Workshop on Optimising Investment Frameworks on 28 May 2019.
Read More 10 Jun 2019
Water and sanitationTransportPower
IA Chats: 5 questions with Seth Tan, Executive Director of Infrastructure Asia
Seth Tan, Executive Director of Infrastructure Asia shares about the support Infrastructure Asia receives from the local authorities, governments in the region and best-in-class service providers towards solving regional infrastructure demands.
Read More 01 Apr 2019
Public Private Partnership
Persistent under-development of infrastructure
Teo Eng Cheong, CEO International (Singapore, Southeast Asia, North Asia) of Surbana Jurong, discusses the importance of developing an Infrastructure Roadmap, and what various stakeholders need to look out for when planning for such huge project investments.
Read More 30 Nov 2018
Water and sanitation
Journey towards water sustainability
PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency recounts its journey in creating a safe, secure and sustainable water-future for Singapore.
Read More 01 Nov 2018
Public Private Partnership
Public-Private Partnerships: Balancing project opportunities and risk
Ng Kai Scene, Director of Infrastructure Asia, discusses the factors contributing to a successful public-private partnership project.
Read More 27 Oct 2018
Building benchmarks for infrastructure investors
Sarah Tame, Associate Director, and Frederic Blanc-Brude, Director of EDHEC Infrastructure Institute (EDHECinfra) share about their journey in building the largest database of infrastructure investment data in the world.
Read More 27 Oct 2018
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