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Malaysia is 7th most attractive country for infrastructure investment

Malaysia is 7th most attractive country for infrastructure investment

23 Sep 2014

ARCADIS, a global leader in natural and built asset design and consultancy, has ranked Malaysia 7th among 41 countries in its 2014 Global Infrastructure Investment Index (GIII).

The index, which was released yesterday, assessed the countries based on their attractiveness to investors in infrastructure. Among the factors that were taken into consideration were the ease of doing business in each market, tax rates, GDP per capita, government policy, the quality of the existing infrastructure and the availability of debt finance.

Rob Mooren, ARCADIS Global Director of Infrastructure, in the company’s press release said: “Good infrastructure is important for the long term economic development of a country. Many governments are struggling to finance infrastructure investments. As traditional debt markets are now harder to access, governments need to find alternative finance and agree to progressing projects. By encouraging private finance into infrastructure, governments can remain globally competitive and meet their social and economic objectives.”

Singapore, which topped the GIII, and Malaysia are the only two countries in Southeast Asia being ranked among the top ten most attractive countries for infrastructure investment in 2014.

Source: Bernama 23 Sept 2014 and ARCADIS’s press release on GIII

Posted on : 23 September 2014