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Learning More About Infrastructure Investments in Asia

Morning panel discussion at Asia Society Hong Kong Center on September 22, 2014. (ASHK)
by Arthur Wong
9 October 2014

HONG KONG, October 9, 2014 — Infrastructure is always vital to the regional economic growth, particularly to Asia. Centering on this fundamental issue, a morning panel discussion named “Unleashing Asian Dragons: Infrastructure Investments for the Asia Century” was held at Asia Society Hong Kong Center, co-presented with China Daily.

Perspectives are shared by experts from different sectors that ASEAN countries need huge investment on infrastructures where public private partnerships (PPPs) carry weight. An Asia Investment Infrastructure Bank is also on the schedule to be created leading by China along with other interested nations.

“We need to work on a framework that can give confidence for banks.” Said Jason Chi Wai Yeung, Deputy Chief Executive of Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited and BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited.

The inspiring program also enjoyed the participation of Dr. Li Yao, CEO of the China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund (CAF)'s advisory company; Cledan Mandri-Perrott, current Lead Finance Officer and PPP Specialist of the World Bank’s Infrastructure Finance Hub; Geert Peeters, the Group Director & Chief Financial Officer; and was moderated by Mr. Alexander Wan, Senior Advisor of China Daily Asia Pacific.

Video: Watch the complete program (1 hr., 10 min.)

Co-presented with