Let's Build Asia | Asian Development Bank

Let's Build Asia

Asia and the Pacific has seen dramatic improvements in infrastructure that have driven growth, reduced poverty, and improved people's lives. Yet over 400 million Asians still lack electricity; roughly 300 million have no access to safe drinking water; and 1.5 billion people lack basic sanitation. In order to bridge this infrastructure gap, developing Asia will need to invest $26 trillion from 2016 to 2030, or $1.7 trillion per year, if the region is to maintain growth, eradicate poverty, and respond to climate change.