Host country seminar on “Building Resilient and Quality Infrastructure”, Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank Annual Meeting, June 2018

While adequate stock of economic and social infrastructure is critical for growth and development, the emphasis on resilient and quality infrastructure is desirable for improving the socio-economic outcomes of infrastructure projects and sustaining these outcomes. From this perspective, three factors i.e. efficiency, safety and sustainability determine the success of infrastructure projects in the development process. This paradigm also underscores the importance of resilience against disaster risk and quality, thereby mainstreaming maintenance of infrastructure assets.