G20 meet agrees on Principal of infrastructure investment

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Finance leaders of the Group of Twenty, who gathered in Fukuoka, Japan, agreed on new principles to ensure countries that lend and borrow for infrastructure spending do so in a sustainable and transparent manner. This is seen as a move addressing a problem of China´s lending practices that leave some developing countries with a big debt. 

Key goals of the G20 meeting included works on Infrastructure providing strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth and sustainable development. During the meeting finance leaders from the world’s top economies agreed on new principles. 

The G20 agreed on principals on Quality Infrastructure Investment such as:

  • Maximizing the positive impact of infrastructure to achieve sustainable growth and development
  • Raising Economic Efficiency in View of Life-Cycle Cost
  • Integrating Environmental Considerations in Infrastructure Investments
  • Building Resilience against Natural Disasters and Other Risks
  • Integrating Social Considerations in Infrastructure Investment
  • Strengthening Infrastructure Governance

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