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Monday, 20 November 2017

Asia Best Practice Report 2017

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  • Intelligent mobility – Ready for investment

    Across the world, rising urbanisation, population growth, increasing government debt and advances in technology are creating both challenges and opportunities in the transport sector. In many countries, city transport systems are at breaking point in terms of congestion, pollution and community severance, and this is creating the need for new approaches to deliver better outcomes for people, businesses and the environment. By Roddy Adams, managing director, infrastructure finance, and

  • How to green city infrastructure

    The sums of money needed to green the cities of this planet are staggering. The challenge is daunting, but there are answers at hand. By Nigel Jollands, associate director, Energy Efficiency & Climate Change, andLin O’Grady, deputy head, Municipal & Environmental Infrastructure, EBRD.

  • Envision rethinks energy

    Envision Energy has made its mark in the renewable energy sector as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wind turbines, but the Chinese company’s long-term ambitions lie beyond manufacturing. It seeks to play a pre-eminent role in linking the various threads of energy production globally via its software platform. By Jonathan Rogers.

  • Using PPPs to deliver next generation urban infra

    Seventy percent of the world’s population, or about 6bn people, will be living in cities by 2050. Whether cities can adapt to this change is one of the most significant global challenges of the 21st century. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) can play a fundamental role in delivering next generation infrastructure to cities to overcome some of these challenges. By Srinivas Sampath, head of the PPP transaction advisory services unit, Office of Public Private Partnership, Asian D

  • Engie’s smart turnaround

    Energy giant Engie is in the midst of a far-reaching shake-up of its business model. The French company is looking at smart cities and innovative, decentralised energy services to re-launch its growth. ByStefano Berra.

  • Making cities smart and financing innovation

    Migration to urban centres, particularly in Asian economies, is driven by a desire for a better quality of life but it has created unprecedented pressures on infrastructure issues, such as traffic and waste disposal. By Sharad Somani, partner and head of infrastructure advisory, KPMG in Singapore, with contributions from Ng Jun Yan and Nicholas KY Lee.

  • Funding infrastructure for smart cities

    Infrastructure financing has always been one of the key areas of focus for city planners across the globe. By Yash Mukherjee, research analyst, Visionary Innovation Research Group, Frost & Sullivan.

  • Pioneering green project bonds in Asia

    While Japan is home to some of the largest institutional investors in the world, there has historically been very little flow of institutional money into Japanese infrastructure. By Christopher Lee, Canadian Solar, Tokyo, and Toru Inoue, Goldman Sachs, Tokyo.

  • Private sector powers India’s solar march

    In February 2017, the record low bidding for the Rewa solar project in Madhya Pradesh brought India’s solar prices on a par with new coal-fired plants. The first-year tariff of US$0.044 (Rs2.97) was the lowest tariff awarded for a solar project in India without viability gap funding. By Bhanu Mehrotra, IFC’s Global Sector Lead for Solar and Wind Power PPPs.

  • Asia Best Practice Citations

    PFI is presenting its Best Practice Citations for the fourth year, in collaboration with IE Singapore. This year, the focus is on smart urban infrastructure and smart systems, currently very hot topics. It is timely as the world grapples with climate change, and locally, as Singapore aims to be a smart nation.

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