The 100 global projects demonstrate that with the right investment and project planning, infrastructure can be transformational, changing the face of nations and driving economic growth.
Hinkley Point C, the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy, HS2 and the rebuilding of 261 schools across the UK feature in KPMG International’s latest Infrastructure 100: World Markets Report.
It identifies 100 of the world’s most innovative and impactful infrastructure projects – as judged by a panel of global independent experts - and highlights key trends driving infrastructure investment.
The 100 global projects demonstrate that with the right investment and project planning, infrastructure can be transformational, changing the face of nations and driving economic growth. With global infrastructure projects estimated to be valued of over US$1.73 trillion, the UK projects include:
“Our latest showcase of projects from around the world highlight the vision, determination and innovation required to drive economic prosperity and social impact through infrastructure development. Each country has its own approach to developing and funding infrastructure, yet all share the challenge of creating the right conditions to attract investment,” said Richard Threlfall, KPMG’s UK head of infrastructure, building and construction.
“We see infrastructure investment improving lives, creating opportunity, and bringing the world closer together – ultimately creating a better world,” said Threlfall.
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About the Infrastructure 100: World Markets Report
This report is the result of in-depth discussions by a distinguished panel of independent industry experts from around the world. It looks at infrastructure in four key markets: mature International markets; economic powerhouses; smaller established markets; and emerging markets. The independent judging panels assessed hundreds of project submissions based on feasibility, social impact, technical and/or financial complexity, innovation and impact on society to ultimately select the final 100.
The complete list of the 100 projects online can be viewed here: www.kpmg.com/infrastructure100
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