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ADB report poses $26tn question for Asia

Region must scrape up that much infrastructure investment over 15 years

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A worker stands on scaffolding at a highway construction site in East Jakarta, Indonesia.   © Reuters

MANILA Back in 2009, the Asian Development Bank estimated the region would need $8 trillion worth of infrastructure investment between 2010 and 2020. Now, for the 15 years from 2016 to 2030, the bank reckons $26 trillion is in order to sustain current levels of growth.

Where is the cash going to come from?

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