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Infrastructure Asia in the News: Q4 2018

After the launch of Infrastructure Asia in October, the team has hit the ground running. They had a busy couple of months, with a packed slate of overseas missions, speaking engagements and appearances in the media.

As we look towards 2019, the team shares insights on building a strong foundation for sustainable infrastructure development in the region – starting with project structuring and finding the right partners.

The Business Times

20 December 2018


For ASEAN, sustainability is key to unlocking development potential

Countries in ASEAN would need to spend two to seven percent of their annual GDP on sectors like water, sanitation, electricity, and transport. In an exclusive op-ed for the Business Times, Seth Tan, Executive Director, Infrastructure Asia, and Jyoti Shukla, Director, World Bank Group’s Singapore Infrastructure and Urban Development Hub, explores what sustainable growth will mean for the region.

The Straits Times

3 December  2018


PM Lee stresses need for infrastructure schemes

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke at the G20 Buenos Aires Summit about the growing demand for sustainable methods to finance massive long-term projects.  Infrastructure Asia and international financial institutions like the World Bank will have a role to play in creating investable and commercially viable infrastructure projects that will contribute overall economic development. 

The World Bank

21 November 2018


How Singapore and the GIF are bridging the infrastructure gap in Asia and beyond

With the launch of Infrastructure Asia, Singapore will work with trusted partners at the World Bank towards the common goal of supporting global infrastructure by sharing collective strengths, experience and resources in project financing and development, writes Kathy Lai, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore.

Oxford Business Group

13 November 2018


On addressing the infrastructure deficit in emerging Asia, an interview with Seth Tan, Executive Director of Infrastructure Asia

Seth Tan, Executive Director, Infrastructure Asia, speaks to Patrick Cooke, Regional Editor, Oxford Business Group, about addressing regional infrastructure needs with best-fit solutions by local and international providers. IA will convene knowledge and expertise from industry players to encourage the sharing of infrastructure best practices and develop commercially viable projects.

The Business Times

13 November 2018


Leveraging infrastructure opportunities in Southeast Asia

Seth Tan, Executive Director, Infrastructure Asia, shares IA’s upcoming plans and elaborates on the organisation’s role as a bridge between players in the public and private sectors within the infrastructure ecosystem. In view of rapid development and urbanisation in the region, there is a growing opportunity for the private sector to participate in infrastructure development.                                          


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