World Bank: East Asia Needs US$8 trillion for infrastructure

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    Sri Mulyani Indrawati. AP/Itsuo Inouye

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Acting Director of World Bank Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that East Asia countries require US$8 trillion for infrastructural development. Infrastructure development, Sri stated, will be the key issue in achieving a country's maximum potential.

    Sri however, realized that to achieve such goal is not n easy tasks. Therefore, the World Bank has decided to focus on a worldwide investment in infrastructure development.

    During the Indonesia Green Infrastructure Summit event, Sri also welcomed new stakeholders infrastructure financing, namely Asia Islamic Infrastructure Bank and Bank Pembangunan Baru.

    “We welcome all efforts to create bankable projects and attract more investors, so that the benefits could be enjoyed by all citizens,” Sri Mulyani said in her welcoming speech during the Indonesia Green Infrastructure Summit 2015 in Jakarta on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

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